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  Teacher learns about painting  

There are lots of entries in the log books or diaries of Victorian schools which show that the lack of money often caused a lot of problems. There was never enough for school equipment or for keeping the school in good condition.
This entry from the records of Crickhowell British School for June 1891 show that the head teacher was doing his best to help...

8th June
School diary entry
Drawing by
Rob Davies

This entry from the Log Book reads -
8th June - "The School presents a much brighter appearance than formerly. I Teacher painting deskhave spent several Evenings and Saturdays in painting and varnishing doors, desks, etc".

Do you suppose that many teachers today would be happy about having to spend their evenings and weekends painting and decorating the school after work !
DIY has been around for longer than we thought !

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