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Life in Victorian schools
  The early days of Welsh schools  

The children of the poor did not go to school at all in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. They went out to work as soon as they were old enough to help bring in money to feed the family.
The children of the wealthier landowners and businessmen were taught at home or sent to local private schools.
By the end of the Victorian age free schools had been set up and all children had to go to school.

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Victorian schoolboys
A harder life for Victorian children
Treats from a famous opera star
Paying for poor children
Punishment at school
Accidents at school...
- and after leaving school
School children at work
Infectious diseases and death
Any excuse for a school holiday !
Are you talking to me ?
The family from the 'Big House'

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