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Welshpool and district
Victorian school days
 
  Learning from the school Log Books  
This part of our website gives some idea of everyday life for children who went to local schools in the later years of Queen Victoria's long reign.
They use entries from the official Log Books or diaries of local schools. Although some schools were opened at much earlier dates, official records did not have to be kept by most until 1863, and many of the oldest have not survived.
The Log 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.
Boys in Welshpool
 
One month, three deaths
 
 
Bringing pennies to school
 
 
Too cold, too dark !
 
 
Dull boys and bright girls
 
 
Sewing and knitting - for boys !
 
 
School closed - by disease
 
 
Only the little ones come to school
 
 
Sent home to wash - again !
 
 
Back to school - at night !
 
 
Fishing for lessons
 
 

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