Transcribed by: John Dunning

 

The school head was Benjamin Swann

The teachers were: B Swann only supported by unnamed monitors (older children).

 

In 1864, Queen Victoria had been queen for 27 years and Lord Palmerston was prime minister. Abraham Lincoln was the US President and the American Civil War was in progress; it included the Battle of Cold Harbor, West Virginia. A reservoir burst near Sheffield killing 250 people; this was then Britain's largest ever "man-made" disaster. The first fish and chip shop opened in London. The first edition of Wisden, the cricket manual, was published.

 

 

Page

Date of entry

Log entry

Editorial notes

17

4-Jan-1864   

Opened with 60 children Annie Taylor returned after an absence of several                              months, during which time she has been engaged nursing. Kate Atkin, a little girl who has been staying with friends in the village returned to her parents after being in this school for about 11 months, during which time she has been painstaking and has greatly improved.

 

17

5-Jan-1864

Taught each class during the reading lesson today. The home lessons very indifferently learnt by all

 

17

6-Jan-1864

An improvement in the home lessons, but not yet satisfactory.

 

17

7-Jan-1864

Owing to the severe weather the children have been prevented from taking their usual recreation in the playground, this and the three previous days.  I devoted the time to the learning the song "Be kind to the loved ones at home"

 

18

8-Jan-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday's service with harmonium accompaniment

 

18

11-Jan-1864

The Life of Gideon as the Scripture lesson for the whole school

 

18

12-Jan-1864

A great drawback, I think, in the Sewing class is the mode of taking work home when partly finished for accommodation of parents.

There is no indication as to who taught the girls sewing. An accomplishment considered very important by the Victorians.

18

13-Jan-1864

Elizabeth Pexton has this day been withdrawn from school.  She is going to live with her aunt in Hull. She is a very promising girl.

Jane was the daughter of the toll bar keeper in the village. She would have been about 12 years old at this time.

18

14-Jan-1864

Received notice concerning Examination of the School from June to February

 

18

15-Jan-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday with harmonium accompaniment

 

18

18-Jan-1864

Several children ill with severe colds, especially the younger ones

 

18

19-Jan-1864

 Jane Manson ? left for a time to go nursing.

 

18

20-Jan-1864

Commenced "The Life of Sampson" as the Scripture lesson for the whole school

 

19

21-Jan-1864

The children in Standard 111 commenced with copy books.

 

19

22-Jan-1864

Practised the tunes for Sundays service. Learnt the tune York and part of a chant.

 

19

25-Jan-1864

 Admitted Joseph and Martha Talbot of Walkington, whom I placed respectively In the 3rd. and 4th. Classes

 

19

26-Jan-1864

Commenced "The Life of Samuel" as the scripture lesson for the whole school

 

19

27-Jan-1864

Cautioned the Walkington children against running about the village during the dinner hour and requested them to remain in the playground.

 

19

28-Jan-1864

Miss G. Watt inspected the sewing.

This is probably Gertrude Watt (1824-1891) who was the daughter of the former lord of the manor, Richard Watt III

19

29-Jan-1864

The Rev. C.B. Winstanley visited the school, heard the children practise singing and read the prayers.

 

19

1-Feb-1864

Admitted Jno. Hudson from Walkington, a boy of 12 years, who has been at Walkington for 3 months.

 

19

2-Feb-1864

Learnt the tune Wittenberg for the Missionary hymn.

I think the Missionary Hymn is the one where the first verse is  

"From Greenland's icy mountains,
        From India's coral strand,
        Where Afric's sunny fountains
        Roll down their golden sand;
        From many an ancient river,
        From many a palmy plain,
        They call us to deliver
        Their land from error's chain."

 

but there are others that are referred to as the Missionary Hymn. I don't know the tune that is referred to.

19

3-Feb-1864

Explained the miracle of Our Saviour's Restoring Bartineus's Sight to the whole school

This is the story in the Gospel of St Mark, chapter 10, verses 46 to 52

20

4-Feb-1864

Explained to the whole school the answer to the question in Ch. Catechism " Dost thou not think that thou is bound to-"

 

20

5-Feb-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday with harmonium accompaniment

 

20

8-Feb-1864

Punished Fred Pexton for lying. Cautioned the whole School.

 

20

9-Feb-1864

Postponed customary Shrove Tuesday holiday on account of the bad weather.

 

20

10-Feb-1864

Ash Wednesday. Service of school children in Church.

 

20

11-Feb-1864

Two Blackstone's, Watson and Gray absented themselves from school without leave - they were playing truant.

 

20

12-Feb-1864

Cautioned the above boys. Practised the tunes for Sunday.

 

20

15-Feb-1864

Admitted Robert Ash, a boy from Walkington who has not been at any school before.

 

20

16-Feb-1864

Examined the 2nd. class in the multiplication tables. Scripture lesson for the whole school "Healing the man with the withered hand"

This miracle is recorded in the gospels of Luke, Mark and Matthew. In Luke it is in chapter 6, verses 6 to 11.

20

17-Feb-1864

Henry Warley absented himself without leave of his parents. This lad frequently leaves home causing his parents great trouble and anxiety, he has done so on this occasion.

 

21

18-Feb-1864

Explained the 8th. Commandment to the whole school.

The commandment is "Thou shalt not steal"

21

19-Feb-1864

The Rev. C.B. Winstanley closed the school with a prayer. Received notice of examinations.

 

21

22-Feb-1864

Henry Warley returned to school this morning, his mother asked me to severely punish him as he left home consequentially for school.  I think I should not be justified in acceding to his mother's request.

 

21

24-Feb-1864

Children presented for examination

Standard 1                      Standard 11                     Standard111                                            

Mary Lee                         Angeline Jex                    Ellen Pexton

June Ellerington              Annie Lee                         Henry Harrison

Elizabeth Senior              Mathew Riseham             Robert Taylor

M.A.Raines                     Valentine Berridge            Henry Berridge

Robert Barrow                 John Richardson              Fred Pexton

Robert Blackstone                                                    David Witty           

Washington Jex                                                       

William Harrison       Number of children under 6 years  14.

William Downes

William Raines

Alfred Berriman

 

     Standard 1V

      Elizabeth Richardson

      Charlotte Berridge

      Sarah Dunn

      John Senior

      John Witty

      John Riseham

      James Harrison

      Henry Robinson

      George Senior

       William Burley  

22

25-Feb-1864

Had the customary holiday after the inspection of the school

 

22

26-Feb-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday. Promoted William Robinson from the fourth to the third class.

 

22

29-Feb-1864

Learnt the words of the song "Beautiful Star"

 

22

1-Mar- 1864

Learnt the song "Beautiful Star"

 

22

2-Mar-1864

Commenced the Book of Genesis for the whole school

 

22

5-Mar-1864

Learnt the words of the song Eulalie

I'm not sure if this is the correct song but there is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe with this title. The poem is a bridal song about a man who overcomes his sadness by marrying the beautiful Eulalie.The woman's love here has a transformative effect on the narrator, taking him from a "world of moan" to one of happiness. Another Eulalie is a traditional folk song published in America in 1851.

22

6-Mar-1864

Learnt the song Eulalie and practised the tunes for Sunday.

 

22

7-Mar-1864

Gave the whole school a lesson on the Sentences and Exhortation.

 

22

8-Mar-1864

Promoted William Robinson from the 4th to the 3rd. class

 

22

9-Mar-1864

Allowed the children to leave an hour earlier to see the "stag hunt"

 

22

10-Mar-1864

Learnt  the tune "Cassel"

 

22

11-Mar-1864

Examined the 3rd. Standard in tables. Practised the tunes for Sunday.

 

22

14-Mar-1864

Admitted John Ridsdale and Mary Hayton from Walkington. John Ridsdale is a lad of 12 who has only been at (any) school nine months.  Mary Hayton has been

about the same time, consequently they are both very deficient in everything.

 

23

15-Mar-1864

Received a supplementary paper (to supply a deficiency omitted in the examination schedule) to be filled up with the ages and attendances of all under  6 years of age

 

23

16-Mar-1864

Promoted John Harrison from the 4th. To the 3rd. class.

 

23

17-Mar-1864

Worked examples (with standard 111)  in division on the black board.

 

23

18-Mar-1864

James and Robert Blackstone with other Walkington children playing truant.

 

23

21-Mar-1864

The Rev. C.B. Winstanley gave the 1st. and 2nd.classes a Scripture lesson. Punished the Blackstones and cautioned the other children for misconduct on the 18th.

 

23

22-Mar-1864

George Bratten was punished yesterday for impudence to me:- his mother detained him at home today on account of his unjust punishment.  The Rev. C.B., Winstanley gave a scripture lesson.

 

23

23-Mar-1864

The Rev. C.B. Winstanley gave a scripture lesson.

 

24

24-Mar-1864

The Rev. C.B.Winstanley gave a scripture lesson.  Practised the tunes for good Friday and Easter Day.

 

24

25-Mar-1864

School as on Sunday with Service in Church morning and afternoon

 

24

28-Mar-1864

The Rev. C.B. Winstanley took the 1st. and 2nd. classes this morning. Six boys commenced bird minding.  Mary Brooks returned to school today after remaining at home during the winter months.

 

24

29-Mar-1964

Punished several boys for marking the boundary wall of the school premises with chalk, cautioned the whole concerning the same.

 

24

30-Mar-1864

Two more boys commenced bird minding this morning

 

24

31-Mar-1864

Examined the 1st. and 2nd. classes in the text of Church Catechism.

 

24

1-Apr-1864

Practised tunes for Sunday's service.

 

24

4-Apr-1864

Mary Anne Duck returned to school after being absent the winter months.

 

24

5-Apr-1864

Punished several in the 1st. and 2nd. classes for not learning their home lessons by detaining them after school hours

 

25

6-Apr-1864

Commenced Henry Robinson with prime letters as he wishes to become a clerk in some office.

Henry Robinson was born in the village in about 1849, the son of William Robinson and Mary Goodhill. The family lived on Callas and father was an agricultural labourer. In the 1881 he is still at home living with his parents and is working as an agricultural labourer not a clerk.

25

7-Apr-1864

Commenced standard III with reductions on the Black Board.

 

25

8-Apr-1864

Worked examples in addition on the Black Board

 

25

11-Apr-1864

Elizabeth Pexton and Annie Quest returned to school after being absent several months.

 

25

12-Apr 1864

The Rev C. B. Winstanley visited and closed with a prayer.

 

25

13-Apr-1864

Examined the 1st. and 2nd. classes in the 1st. five chapters of the Acts of the Apostles, this being the work of the past week

 

25

14-Apr-1864

Received the following Report.

 

There is an appearance of order and neatness about the School. The children evidently have had great pains taken with them, they read and work sums correctly, their writing and spelling fair, the sewing has improved, the singing is too loud."

 

Average attendance 50.  @ 4/- £6 13s 4d

 

No. of children presented 33.

Reading 33 Writing 30 Arithmetic 33.

Total for payment  96 @:2/8  £8.10.8

Infants under 6 @ 6/6  £2. 7. 8. 

£17. 11. 8

 

8 months ended 31st. Jan. 1864

C. Beaumont Winstanley, Secretary

I'm not sure whether the figures represent income to the school or a payment to the school master or a claim.

26

15-Apr 1864

Holiday this afternoon for workmen to arrange the school so as to hold the Sunday Services in.

 

26

18-Apr-1864

Admitted Ringrose Wilson, a little boy under 6 years of age, also William Bratten under 6 years of age.

 

26

19-Apr-1864

Punished the girls sewing class for bad behaviour.

 

26

20-Apr-1864

The 2 Blackstone's and Robert Ash "playing truant"

 

26

21-Apr-1864

Inflicted corporal punishment in the above cases.

 

26

22-Apr-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday services

 

26

25-Apr-1864

Admitted Thomas Loft from Walkington School. A lad 10 years of age - very backward.

 

26

26-Apr-1864

Scripture lesson for the whole school "Abraham's Act of Faith"

 

26

27-Apr-1864

Catechism for the whole school - The 3rd. 5th. And 7th. Commandments

3rd You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

 

5th Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

 

7th You shall not commit adultery.

27

28-Apr-1864

Explained the miracle of our Saviour's Raising the widow's son of Nain to life.

 

27

29-Apr-1864

Explained the collect for the 5th. Sunday before Easter to the whole school. Practised the tunes for Sunday services.

 

27

2-May-1864

Admitted John Spencer from Walkington School - ten years old and he cannot write his own name.

 

27

3-May-1864

Questioned out the life of "Samson" from the whole school.

 

27

4-May-1864

Catechism for the whole school "The Duty  towards God"

 

27

5-May-1864

Explained the Collect for Ascension Day to the whole school. Returned Robert Ash with a note to his mother on account of having the cutaneous disease which is extremely contagious.

Not sure what disease is referred to here. Could be Anthrax. The word cutaneous means relating to the skin.

27

6-May-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday services.

 

27

9-May-1864

Admitted Sarah Burton a girl from Walkington nearly ten years old and does not even know her letters. Holiday this afternoon after attending the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the new Chancel in course of creation connected with All Saints Church

 

28

10-May -1864

Admitted John Burley, a little under 4 years old - this being an exception to the rule of admittance. But as he has an elder brother in the school and has recently lost his mother I admitted him.

 

28

11-May-1864

Commenced Standard in short division, worked several examples with them on the black board.

 

28

12-May-1864

Examined the whole school in Church Catechism

 

28

13-May-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday Services.

 

28

16-21 May-1864

Whit holiday

 

28

23-May-1864

Admitted this morning two girls from Walkington Wold, one from Walkington and one from this village .

 

29

24-May-1864

Miss G. Watt examined the sewing, visited and inspected the school.  The Rev. C.B. Winstanley  visited the school and kindly addressed the children prior to showing them the presentation trowel of F. Watt Esq.

Francis Watt 1813-1870 re-built the chancel and vestry and restored the nave and tower of the church. He lived in Woodridge House. His marble bust is on loan to the College and is in their conservatory.

29

25-May-1864

Scripture lesson for the whole school "The Creation"

 

29

26-May 1864

Catechism for the whole school "Only towards God"

 

29

27-May-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday service. Dismissed the children half an hour early to make ready for a meeting to be held in the schoolroom.

 

29

30-May-1864

Admitted William Waslin, a little boy  who has never been at school before.

 

29

31-May-1864

Examined the 1st. Division in the 1sr. journey of St. Paul.

 

29

1-Jun-1864

Worked examples in Arithmetic on the blackboard with standard I.

 

29

2-Jun-1864

Examined the whole school in "The Life of Christ"

 

29

3-Jun-1864

Learnt a Chant and practised the tunes for Sunday service

 

30

6-June 1864

Examined Standards 4 and 5 in the "Second Journey of St. Paul"

 

30

7-Jun-1864

Spelling lesson today for the 4th. And 5th. Standards. Found them to be rather deficient.

 

30

8-Jun-1864

Took the 4th. Class in reading this morning and afternoon.  Punished Robert Blackstone for playing truant.

 

30

9-Jun-1864

Several children absent on account of the Etton Club Feast. Henry Warley has absented himself from school and home, he is an incorrigible lad.

Etton is a village about three miles north of Bishop Burton

30

10-Jun-1864

Collect and back lessons for the week. practised the tunes for Sunday Service learnt the Chant

 

30

13-Jun-1864

20 of the biggest lads pulling weeds for farmer Johnson. Several others from Walkington weeding for the Walkington farmers.

Francis Johnson farmed Cold Harbour and Low Baulk Farms

30

14-Jun-1864

Taught Henry Robinson Square Root. Examined Standards 4 and 5 in tables, weights and measures.

 

30

15-Jun-1864

Walkington Club Feast. Attended by many of the school children.

 

30

16-Jun-1864

Examined the 4th. Class in reading.

 

31

17-Jun-1864

The Rev. C.B. Winstanley laid a complaint against some unknown boys supposed to belong to the school for fruit stealing out of his garden.  We failed in discovering the guilty party but suitably cautioned the whole school

 

31

20-Jun-1864

Taught H. Robinson Cube Roots. This boy is making satisfactory progress.

 

31

21-Jun-1864

Holiday today. I having to accompany the Rev. C.B. Winstanley to York on business.

The York - Market Weighton railway opened 1847. Market Weighton  - Beverley 1865.

31

22-Jun-1864

Owing to the races there is a very thin attendance today.  Taught the whole school alternately in two divisions

 

31

23-Jun-1864

For the same cause as yesterday a thin attendance.

 

31

24-Jun-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday Service

 

31

27-Jun-1864

Scripture lesson for the whole school The Life of Saul.

 

31

28-Jun-1864

Lesson for the whole school on "The Duty Towards our Neighbours"

 

31

29-Jun-1864

Questioned out of the whole school some things connected with the Life of our Saviour's Disciples.

 

32

31-June 1864

Examined the 3rd. and 4th. Classes in reading. Found they had been under monitors who have done little or no good.

 

32

1-Jul-1864

Explained the collect for the 6th Sunday after Trinity .Practised the tunes for Sunday Service

 

32

4-Jul-1864

The home lessons of several 1st. class children very indifferently done, punished them in consequence by detaining them and causing them to be done over again.

 

32

5-Jul-1864

Midsummer Fair Day. A very thin attendance in consequence. Part of the Funeral Service read in school

 

32

6-Jul-1864

Catechism text for the whole school

 

32

7-Jul-1864

New Testament history St. Paul's 3rd. Apostolic journey.

 

32

8-Jul-1864

Churching in the school. The two services of this week have interfered with the working of the school 2 hours.

 

32

11-Jul-1864

Home lessons very indifferently done, caused them to be done again during the customary time of relaxation.

 

32

12-Jul-1864

Learning a matrimony hymn with suitable tune "St. George"

 

33

13-Jul-1864

Practised several school songs for the school feast.

 

33

14-Jul-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday Service

 

33

15-Jul-1864

The annual school feast. Numbers present  85

 

33

18-Jul-1864

Endeavoured by persuasion to induce more children to attend Sunday School. The number as compared with the Feast 30 to 85

 

33

19-Jul-1864

The children attended the marriage of H.R. Arthy Esq. and Miss  Winstanley Sung in Church the Matrimony hymn and the "Strain upraise of joy and praise"

And were afterwards kindly treated to cake and wine.

 

33

20-Jul-1864

Scripture lesson for the whole school "part of the life of David"

 

33

21-Jul-1864

Examined the whole school in Ch. Catechism

 

33

22-Jul-1864

Explained the collect for the 9th. Sunday after Trinity  - repetition of weekly lessons

 

33

25-Jul-1864

Liturgy lesson for the 2nd. class "The Confession"

 

33

26-Jul-1864

Cautioned the whole school against throwing in consequence of a complaint by Mrs Warley

 

34

27-Jul-1864

Catechism, the Sacraments for the 1st., and 2nd. classes.

 

34

28-Jul-1864

Attended with the children the funeral of ?? Arthy.  Another funeral in the afternoon, part of the service being performed in the cchool

 

34

29-Jul-1864

Practised some minor chants and hymns, learnt a new tune to the words "Thy will be done"

 

34

1-Aug-1864

Lately some children have been in the habit of staying from school under the pretence of sickness and going to the cottage of Mary Raines.  I cautioned  the children and their mothers against such proceedings

 

34

2-Aug-1864

Dixon Risham having frequently excused himself from night lessons was punished this morning.

 

34

3-Aug-1864

I taught standard 2 most of the day in reading and arithmetic.

 

34

4-Aug-1864

Catechism, the latter Sacraments for standard 4 and 5

Practised the tunes for Sunday service. Explained the Collect for Sunday next

 

34

8-Aug-1864

Spelling exercises in all the standards today. Standard 3 acquitted themselves well

 

35

9-Aug-1864

Life of Ruth , applying the subject as well as I could to the conduct of those who glean at this time of the year in the village

 

35

10-Aug-1864

Cautioned the children against going into the "Mere" and bringing mud on their boots into the school, the mere being partly dry.

The Mere is the pond to the south of the A1079, the main road that runs through the village.

35

11-Aug-1864

Spelling exercises for all standards. Punished several for neglecting the caution of yesterday.

 

35

12-Aug-1864

Explained the Collect for Sunday next and practised the tunes for the service.

 

35

15-Aug-1864

Examined the 1st Class in all the subjects required by the revised code.

 

35

16-Aug-1864

Examined the 2nd. class similarly to the 1st.

 

35

17-Aug-1864

Examined the 3rd. class similarly to the 2nd.

 

35

18-Aug-1864

Examined the 4th. Class to the 1st.2nd., and 3rd.

 

35

19-Aug-1864

Put away the school furniture for the harvest vacation.

 

36

19-Sep-1864

Opened with an attendance of 40

 

36

20-Sep-1864

Punished Alfred Berriman for impudence to myself

 

36

21-Sep-1864

The Rev C.B. Winstanley attended the school and remained during singing and prayers

 

36

22-Sep-1864

Promoted Ellen Barrow and Fred Hayton from the 4th. To the 3rd. class and Alfred Berriman and Mary Anne Raines from the 3rd. to the 2nd.

 

36

23-Sep-1864

Explained the Collect for the 18th. Sunday after Trinity and practised the tunes for Sunday  services with harmonium accompaniment

 

36

26-Sep-1864

The attendance this morning is 5 in excess of the 19th.

 

36

27-Sep-1864

The usual routine of work. A thin attendance owing to the Tea Meeting in the Baptist Chapel

 

36

28-Sep-1864

Took the 1st. and 2nd.classes in mental arithmetic for ¾ of an hour.

 

36

29-Sep-1864

Gave the 1st. and 2nd. classes a lesson in English Grammar.

 

36

30-Sep-1864

Explained the collect for Sunday and practised the tunes for the services

 

37

3-Oct-1864

The attendance today is 15 more than the 19th. Of last month. Usual routine of work

 

37

4-Oct-1864

Miss G. Watt visited the school and remained during prayers.  Sent a list of withdrawn scholars from Oct. 1861 to 64 to F. Watt Esq. the principal school manager, also wrote to him respecting a night school.

 

37

5-Oct-1864

Punished Geo. Ranson and Geo. Bratten for repeated acts of disobedience. Examined the 4th. And 5th. Standards in Geography

 

37

6-Oct-1864

The usual routine of work according to the timetable.

 

37

7-Oct-1864

Explained the Collect for Sunday next and practised the tunes for the Sunday services.

 

37

10-Oct-1864

Cautioned the boys against throwing stones into the walnut trees.

 

37

11-Oct-1864

Commenced Geography lessons with the 1st. and 2nd. classes together.

 

37

12-Oct-1864

The usual routine of work

 

37

13-Oct-1864

Commenced Grammar lessons with the 1st. and 2nd. classes together.

 

37

14-Oct-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday services. Explained the Collect for Sunday next.

 

37

17-Oct-1864

The usual routine of work.

 

38

18-Oct-1864

Punished several boys for stone throwing into the trees after being cautioned against so doing

 

38

19-Oct-1864

Catechism for the whole school. Explanation of the 8th. and 9h. Commandments

 

38

20-Oct-1864

Grammar lesson, the inflection of the noun and the usual routine of work

 

38

21-Oct-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday services, explained the Collect for the day.  Examined back work of the 4th. And 5th. Standards.

 

38

24-Oct-1864

The usual routine of work.  Commencement of the Night School

An important event .

38

25-Oct-1864

Liturgy lesson "The Confession"

 

38

26-Oct-1864

Catechism Our Duty towards God.

 

38

27-Oct-1864

The usual routine of work. A thin attendance partly owing to a fire at Cold Harbour Farm the previous night.

The East Riding was experiencing a series of arson attacks on stacks because of the use of reaping machines to cut their corn as reported in the Driffield Times. 29/10/1864 The fire engine from Beverley was called and saved several stacks of wheat. Elizabeth Curtis a 17 year old farm servant was found not guilty at York assizes (Essays in Regional and Local History. Hutton Press. P.68)

38

28-Oct-1864

Explanation of the Collect. Practised tunes for Sunday services

 

38

31-Oct-1864

3 more of Walkington children returned to the school.  There are now 10 in attendance from that place.

 

39

1-Nov-1864

Geography lesson of  Europe Standards 4 and 5

 

 

39

2-Nov-1864

Holiday on account of the annual sale of goods in connection with the Bishop Burton Clothing Club.

 

39

3-Nov-1864

Punished Robert Blackstone for continued neglect of home lessons.  At noon after eating his dinner in the schoolroom he went home.  I sent his brother James for him but neither of them returned.

 

39

4-Nov-1864

Explained the Collect for Sunday next and took the 1st. class in composition. Practised the tunes for Sunday Services.

 

39

7-Nov-1864

A thin attendance owing to the annual sittings at Beverley for servants.

This is when annual contracts for farm workers were settled.

39

8-Nov-1864

Some of the Miracles of our Saviour with ordinary routine work

 

39

9-Nov-1864

Catechisms, principally the text with a few questions on some of the Commandments.

 

39

10-Nov-1864

Old Testament history, the whole school back work.

 

39

11-Nov-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday services, learnt the words "Abide with Me" with accompanying tune from Hymns Ancient and Modern.

 

40

14-Nov-1864

Liturgy "The Confession" and usual routine work.

 

40

15-Nov-1864

Cautioned the boys against destroying hedges, some ½ dozen or more having broken branches of holly overhanging the wash dyke and belonging to The Cottage garden.

 

40

16-Nov-1864

The Miracle of our Saviour, the whole school.

 

40

17-Nov-1864

Old Testament history, wanderings of the Israelites

 

40

18-Nov-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday services.

 

40

21-Nov-1864

The usual routine of work. The Rev. C.B. Winstanley called at the school

 

40

22-Nov-1864

Catechism The Sacraments.

 

40

23-Nov-1864

Old Testament history of Elijah

 

40

24-Nov-1864

James Blackstone again absented himself, after eating his dinner in the school at noon.  George Senior left  to become a bricklayer in Beverley.

 

40

25-Nov-1864

Many children absent owing to the annual holiday for servants, the children allowed by their parents to remain at home, to be with their brothers and sisters.

 

41

28-Nov-1864

Having on several occasions cautioned the children for misconduct on the Sunday I punished some of them this morning.

 

41

29-Nov-1864

A few boys absent beating the woods.

 

41

30-Nov-1864

Robert Blackstone again playing truant, on account of his mother coming with a pitiful tales I am induced to make his punishment  too light.

 

41

1-Dec-1864

James Blackstone and Samuel Lythe have gone to farm service, having been hired out at the annual Beverley Statutes.

 

41

2-Dec-1864

The Rev C.B. Winstanley called at the school. Practised the tunes for Sunday Services.

 

41

5-Dec-1964

Thomas Watson, a Walkington boy of 15 having not got hired proposes attending until he does get hired.  Robert Blackstone brought to school by his mother

 

41

6-Dec--1864

Catechism for the whole school, principles of the commandments

 

41

7-Dec-1864

Old Testament history the Taking of Jericho.

 

41

8-Dec-1864

Practised writing a piece for Christmas. Found standard 4 and 5 equal to it.

 

42

9-Dec-1864

Examined standards 3 and 4 and 5 in m. tables, weights and measures. Practised tunes for Sunday Service and learnt a new tune.

 

42

12-Dec-1864

Standards 4 and 5  wrote their Christmas pieces

 

42

13-Dec-1864

Examined the whole school in scripture

 

42

14-Dec-1864

Learnt the tune Winchester to words While shepherds watch

 

42

15-Dec-1864

The usual work according to timetable.

 

42

16-Dec-1864

Practised the tunes for Sunday services, and partly  learnt a tune to the words "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"

 

42

19-Dec-1864

The Rev C.B. Winstanley examined the 1st. and 2nd. classes in Scripture, Catechism, Collect and poetry.

 

42

20-Dec1864

1st. and 2nd. classes wrote their Christmas letters to their parents

 

42

21-Dec-!864

The Rev. C.B. Winstanley heard the children sing.

 

42

22-Dec-1864

William Downs behaved himself very indecently in my sight. Consequently I sent

John Wilding to collar him and bring him into school instead of which he got a severe thrashing from a man Mr. Burley.

 

43

23-Dec-1864

Prize Day. The Rev. C.B. Winstanley and Miss G., Watt each gave a prize for every subject in every standard. The usual examination, singing and cheering.

 

43

26-Dec-1864

Christmas vacation to Jan 2nd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of 1864 log

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