photograph shows local children
near the Tower and bridge in Talgarth. It was probably taken around
This part of our website gives some
idea of everyday life for children who went to
local schools in the later years of the Victorian period.
These pages use entries from the official Log
Books or diaries of local schools. Official records did not
have to be kept by most schools until 1863, and the oldest Log Book in
this section was opened in 1877.
The books can often tell us quite a lot about home life in those times
as well as about the routine of the school itself.
The children from poor
families had to go to work as soon as they were old
enough to bring extra income, and often missed lessons to help with farm
and other jobs for their parents.