Transcribed by: John Dunning

 

The school head was Benjamin Swann

 

The teachers were: B Swann only supported by unnamed monitors (older children) and the occasional visiting teacher including Richard Barrow.

 

In 1865, Queen Victoria had been queen for 28 years and John, Earl Russell was prime minister. Abraham Lincoln started the year the US President and the American Civil War was ended in May; Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in April. Slavery was abolished in the US but the Ku Klux Klan was also formed. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Tolstoy's War and Peace were published. Lister developed antiseptic surgery.

 

Page

Date of entry

Log entry

Editorial notes

43

2-Jan-1865

Opened the school with an attendance of 38 Scarlet Fever very bad in the village

 

43

3-Jan-1865

Scripture - back work for the whole school

 

43

4-Jan-1865

Arithmetic - back work for the whole school.

 

43

5-Jan-1865

Very stormy day reducing the attendance to 30

 

43

6-Jan-1865

The Rev.C.B. Winstanley visited the school, heard the children practisre the tunes for Sunday services and closed the school with a prayer

 

43

9-Jan-1865

Admitted three Jobsons who have never been at any school before.

 

43

10-Jan-1865

The Rev.C.B.Winstanley visited the school and rear prayers.

 

44

11-Jan-1865

Learnt the tune "Redhead" the afternoon being too dull to continue the usual routine of work

 

44

12-Jan-1865

The Holderness hounds passed through the village:- allowed the children to leave a quarter of an hour earlier

 

44

13-Jan-1865

Practised the tunes for Sunday Services

 

44

16-Jan-1865

Admitted Robert Webster a boy of 7 who has at times attended a Dame School in Walkington.  Elizabeth Pexton who left a few months ago returned this morning.

A dame school was an early form of a private elementary school. They were usually taught by women and were often located in the home of the teacher. Dame schools became less common in Britain after the introduction of compulsory education in 1880, after which schools that were found to be below government-specified standards of tuition could be closed.

44

17-Jan-1865

Scripture history the whole school "The Creation" Cautioned the boys against throwing stones into The Mere.

 

44

18-Jan-1865

Took Standard 1 in Reading Writing and Arithmetic.

 

44

19-Jan-1865

Some of the Miracles of our Saviour were gone over again this morning

 

44

20-Jan-1865

Standards 4 and 5 entered into their exercise books the counties of the British Isles with their Capitals. Practised the tunes for Sunday Services

 

45

23-Jan-1865

Examined Standard 5 in Arithmetic. The Rev. C.B. Winstanley visited the school, examined the children's work and heard them sing.

 

45

24-Jan-1865

Examined Standard 4 in Arithmetic in the morning and Standard 2 in the afternoon

 

45

25-Jan-1865

Punished several girls for misconduct in the sewing class. Cautioned  James Harrison for improper conduct to Charles Berridge

 

45

26-Jan-1865

Examined the whole school in the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph.

 

45

27-Jan-1865

Practiced the tunes for Sunday Service.  John Sanderson a young man of the village is very troublesome at times, interfering with the children's play etc. Today he cowardly rolled several of the small boys in the snow and for which and his impudence he got a good thrashing

 

45

30-Jan-1865

John Burton, a little boy staying in the village, admitted this morning.

 

45

31-Jan-1865

End of School Year.

 

46

1-Feb-1865

Began examination of Standard V as a preparation for Examination by H.M.I.

 

46

2-Feb-1865

Admitted John Burton a little boy of 6 he will probably attend a month.

 

46

3-Feb-1865

Practiced the tunes for Sunday services. Explained the Collect to the whole school.

 

46

6-Feb-1865

The Rev. Winstanley called at school and remained to close with prayers.

 

46

7-Feb-1865

Presented to 10 of the most deserving elder scholars; English Histories as acknowledgements in connection with their services to the School Choir.                   

 

46

8-Feb-1865

Took standard v in Reading the greater part of the morning and standard 1V the greater part of the afternoon.

 

46

9-Feb-1865

The same as previous date with the ordinary routine of school work

 

46

10-Feb-1865

Practiced the tunes for Sunday services.

 

46

13-Feb-1865

Admitted John Webster a boy of 9 from Walkington, he has been a short time to the Dame school at that place.

 

46

14-Feb-1865

Examined Standard 1 and 11 in Arithmetic

 

47

15-Feb-1865

Angelina Jex who was at school on the 9th died this morning of the throat complaint.

She was 9 years old

47

16-Feb-1865

Questioned standards in addition and subtraction tables.

 

47

17-Feb-1865

Practiced the tunes for Sunday services. Allowed most of the children to attend the funeral service of then little girl above mentioned.

 

47

20-Feb-1865

A thin attendance this morning, many children sick, others absent on account of the severe weather.

 

47

21-Feb-1865

Close, one of the Minister Boys School, Beverley Pupil Teachers, has assisted me in the school today.

 

47

22-Feb-1865

Examined, with the help of Close, every standard in Scripture History.

 

47

23-Feb-1865

History test. The taking of Ili (??) and the league with the Gideonites.

The story of Gideon is in Judges Chapters 6 to 8 but we have not been able to decipher the place referred to here.

47

24-Feb-1865

Examined in Tables and Catechism all the standards. Left a little early to have the school floor washed.

 

48

26-Feb-1865

Names of children presented, and their respective Standards, on Feb 26th. 1865

Standard 1.  Standard 11       Standard 111   Standard 1V      Standard V

Hayton         M. Lee               M.J.Brattan     W. Newlove      S. Dunn

Robinson     C. Senior           A. Lee              H.Harrison       C. Berridge

Harrison       M.A. Raines      M. Riseham     R. Taylor          E. Richardson

Quest           W. Harrison       V. Berridge      D. Witty           C. Pexton

Witty           J.Jex                                            F. Pexton          J. Senior

Baily            R. Blackstone                             H. Berridge      J.W.Witty

                    W. Raines                                   E. Pexton          J.Risham

                    W. Downs                                                            J. Harrison 

                    T. Loft                                                                 W. Burley

                    A. Berriman                                                         N. Robinson

                    

Number of children present under 6  Twelve

 

48

28-Feb-1865

Shrove Tuesday  A customary half holiday

 

48

1-Mar-1865

Ash Wednesday service in the school room in the morning. At the request of the Rev. Winstanley gave the children most of the afternoon holiday.

 

48

2-Mar-1865

Standard 5 read their English Histories most of the afternoon.

 

49

3-Mar-1865

Practiced the tunes for Sunday services. Ruled and lettered slates for Standard 1.

 

49

6-Mar-1865

Punished M. Riseham, G. Bratten and E Barrow for misconduct at church. M. Riseham was not only badly behaved but was stupid and insubordinate.

 

49

7-Mar-1865

Commenced J. Harrison, J. Riseham and J. Witty with ciphering books after working their sums on slates copying them into books.

Ciphering books were the work books of the children. Not every child had one.

49

8-Mar-1865

Cautioned Thomas Ellerington against tale bearing, he having told several exaggerated "school tales"if not falsehoods.  The Rev. C.B. Winstanley at the school.

 

49

9-Mar-1865

Cautioned John Downs and William Riseham against writing improper things.

 

49

10-Mar-1865

I have given Standards 4 and 5 Composition instead of Dictation today and all Dictation lessons during the week. Practiced the tunes for Sunday Services.

 

49

13-Mar-1865

A good attendance this morning. Charlotte Berridge who has been withdrawn owing to her parents inability to pay, has been sent by the Rev. Winstanley who is kindly responsible for her school fees.

 

50

14-Mar-1865

Mr. Winstanley at school today, busy endeavouring to effect a settlement between the managers and myself respecting stipend.

 

50

15-Mar-1865

Taught the 1st class a tune for the Easter hymn.

 

50

16-Mar-1865

Taught the 1st class the tune Stutgard

This is probably the tune Stutgart commonly sung to the hymn "Come, thou long expected Jesus". You can hear the tune here http://www.ccel.org/cceh/0000/x000034.htm

 

50

17-Mar-1865

Practiced the tunes for Sunday services as well as the Te Deum.

 

50

20-Mar-1865

Admitted Ada Sarah Witty a little girl of 4½ years.

 

50

21-Mar-1865

Ruled the ciphering books of Standard V

 

50

22-Mar-1865

Received the following report

      "The children of this school are orderly, attentive and cleanly.  Many of them answered with fair intelligence and readings and questions in Scripture. The reading was tolerably good, the Writing fair, the Arithmetic of all Standards satisfactory except that of the fifth. The older children should be well practised in Writing, Dictation, and working Arithmetic on paper, and strict care should be taken to correct mistakes in spelling which are too frequently occurring"

 

         C.Beaumont.

 

The Grant together with the Endowment exceeds by £8.2.6. the rate of 15% on average attendance. The above sum has been accordingly deducted under article 52 and modified by the minute of March 11 1864.

Average attendance 54 =                     £10. 16.

No. of children present 36.

Reading 35, Writing 35, Arithmetic 32

Total for payment 102                         £13.  12.  0d

Infants under 13                                    £4.    4.  6d

                                                              28.  12  6d

Balance after deductions made           £20. 10. 6d.

£20 in 1865 would now be worth £1380 using the RPI, and over £11,000 using change in average earnings.

51

23-Mar-1865

The Walkington boys not at school today owing to a sale at that village

 

51

24-Mar-1865

Holiday today.

 

51

27-Mar-1865

Commenced several of the fifth Standard boys copying their sums in books after working them on slates.

 

51

28-Mar-1865

Scripture lesson whole school "The Anointing of Saul.

 

51

29-Mar-1865

New Test. History. The life of Christ - part of - during his trial before Pilate.

 

51

30-Mar-1865

Practiced the tunes for Sunday services. Explained the Collect for the 5th. Sunday in Lent.

 

52

3-Apr-1865

Admitted Harriet Ellerker, a little girl of four.

 

52

4-Apr-1865

Scripture History, whole school, continuation of the life of Saul.

 

52

5-Apr-1865

Catechism text. The whole school.

 

52

6-Apr-1865

Scripture lesson the whole school Christ's crucifixion

 

53

7-Apr-1865

Practised the tunes for Sundays services Explained  the Collect  and Gospel for Palm Sunday

 

53

10-Apr-1865

Several boys commenced bird minding. Left a little earlier this afternoon to go to Beverley to purchase a set of cricket things for the school boys.

 

53

11-Apr-1865

Miss Watt visited the school and remained until closing

This is probably Gertrude Watt (1824-1891), the sister of the then lord of the manor, Richard Watt IV who was succeeded by his brother Francis in this year on his death.

53

12-Apr-1865

Continuation of the life of Christ after his Resurrection. 1st and 2nd collects for Good Friday explained to the whole school.

 

53

13-Apr-1865

The third Collect for Good Friday explained. John Burton withdrawn from the school, he has only been on a visit to friends in the village.

 

53

14-Apr-1865

Good Friday service and school as on Sunday in the morning, holiday in the afternoon.

 

54

17-Apr-1865

Two more boys commenced bird minding.

 

54

18-Apr-1865

Punished R. Blackstone for cowardly conduct in the playground

 

54

19-Apr-1865

Completion of life of Saul and the anointing of David.

 

54

20-Apr-1865

The Rev. C.B. Winstanley visited the school and remained until the close.

 

54

21-Apr-1865

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

 

54

24-Apr-1865

Two or three boys returned from bird minding.

 

54

25-Apr-1865

Catechism instruction the whole school. Part Duty towards God.

 

54

26-Apr-1865

Punished R. Blackstone for swearing in the playground.

 

54

27-Apr-1865

New Test. History. The appearance of Christ after his resurrection

 

54

28-Apr-1865.

Explained the Collect for the second Sunday after Easter.

 

54

1-May-1865

Admitted Grace (??) & Berridge a little boy and girl who have not attended any school before, each of them being 4 years of age.

 

55

2-May-1865

Old Testament - the whole school - Life of David to his proclamation.

 

55

3-May-1865

Catechism the whole school. Part of Duty towards our neighbours.  The Rev. C.B. Winstanley closed school with a prayer.

 

55

4-May-1865

New Test. Continuation of Appearance of Christ. Learnt the tune Redhead No. 4

Tune applied to the hymn that starts

"O Lord most high, Eternal King
Awake, my soul, and with the sun"

55

5-May-1865

Learnt new chant tune. Explained the collect for Sunday next.  Practised the tunes for Sunday next.

 

55

8-May-1865

Eliz. and Jno. Richardson withdrawn from school, leaving the village.

 

55

9-May-1865

Confirmation of the Life of David

 

55

10-May-1865

Completion of "Duty towards our neighbours."

 

55

11-May-1865

Completion of Christ's appearance after his Resurrection

 

55

12-May-1865

Learnt the tune St. Martin's Chant for the Te Deum - practised the tunes for Sunday next.

 

55

15-May-1865

Several boys minding in the fields today.

 

55

16-May-1865

Continuation of the life of David - King over the whole country, death of Abner etc.

 

56

17-May-1865

Catechism the whole school:- the commandments.

 

56

18-May-1865

The descent of the Holy Ghost the Comforter and events immediately proceeding. Discovered that R. Blackstone has been playing truant nearly three weeks, a most incorrigible lad.

 

56

19-May-1865

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

 

56

22-May-1865

Wm Blackstone re admitted, been at Walkington School.

 

56

23-May-1865

Old Test. History pt. of the life of David fetching "The Ark" and events connected therewith.

 

56

24-May-1865

Catechism text the whole school. The 1st class boys finished their course of lessons in E. History.

 

56

25-May-1865

Learnt the tune Old 25. Learnt and explained the Collect for Ascension Day.

 

56

26-May-1865

Practised the tunes for Sunday Services. Explained the Collect.

 

56

29-May-1865

Owing to the storm this morning a very thin attendance today, none from Walkington.

 

57

30-May-1865

Robert Blackstone has again absented himself from school having been sent from home.

 

57

31-May-1865

Commenced learning ‘Scripture proofs' in connection with The Apostles Creed.

 

57

1-Jun-1865

Took the 1st and 2nd classes in back work - arithmetic - found many who work incorrectly simple rules.

 

57

2-Jun-1865

A very rainy morning indeed, consequently very few at school. Practised the tunes for Whit Sunday services.

 

57

10-Jun-1865

Whitsuntide holidays.

 

57

12-Jun-1865

Opened with an attendance of 47

 

57

13-Jun-1865

William Burley returned to school after an absence which has caused his name to be taken off the register.

 

57

14-Jun-1865

Beverley Races - a very poor attendance

 

57

15-Jun-1865

Do.                                      

 

57

16-Jun-1865

Practised the tunes for Sunday services. Explained the Collect and examined the 1st and 2nd classes in back work

 

57

19-Jun-1865

Several children belonging to the 1st and 2nd classes pulling weeds in the growing wheat.

 

58

20-Jun-1865

Scripture, examined the whole school in the life of Moses and Joshua.

 

58

21-Jun-1865

Walkington Club Feast today, the attendance reduced to 38. Examined the 1st. class in compound rules  of arithmetic.

 

58

22-Jun-1865

Examined the 1st and 2nd classes in scripture proofs on the apostles Creed., the text of the Catechism for the whole school.

 

58

23-Jun-1865

Collect explained to the 1st and 2nd classes, practised the tunes for Sunday services

 

58

26-Jun-1865

The children who were pulling weeds are now singling turnips

 

58

27-Jun-1865

Scripture. The Rebellion of Absalom.  Wm. and Anne Raines withdrawn from school today, their parents are going to America.

RICHARD RAINES was born Feb 17, 1835 in Yorkshire, England, and died Oct 19, 1904 in Nebraska (Beaver Crossing Cemetery).

 

He married (1) SARAH DUFFIELD. She died 1873 in Cherokee County, Kansas (Bethany Missouri Cemetery).

 

They were the parents of William and Ann (or May Ann).

 

He married (2) LYDIA BONDURANT.

From Obituary 12/9/1904:
He came to this country in 1865, settling first in Illinois, where he lived a number of years. About 20 years ago he moved to Nebraska and lived on a farm a few miles southeast of Beaver Crossing. About 5 years ago he left the farm and came to Beaver Crossing.

58

28-Jun-1865

Catechism. The 1st three articles of the Apostles' Creed with scripture proofs

 

58

29-Jun-1865

New Test. The Parable of the Good Samaritan.

 

58

30-Jun-1865

Explained the Collect and examined back work and week home lessons.

 

58

1-Jul-1865

More children away from school, haymaking, singling turnips. Taught the 4th class a piece of poetry.

 

59

4-Jul-1865

Catechism, continuation of Apostles' Creed.

 

59

5-Jul-1865

Beverley Midsummer Fair Day. Only 22 present in the morning and 19 in the afternoon.

 

59

6-Jul-1865

The usual routine of work as pr. Timetable.

 

59

7-Jul-1865

Practised the tunes for Sunday services.  Explained the Collect for the 4th. Sunday after Trinity.

 

59

10-Jul-1865

Admitted Alfred Lawson aged 4 not been at any school before.

 

59

11-Jul-1865

A thunder storm kept many children at home this afternoon

 

59

12-Jul-1865

General Election Day at Beverley  28 only present - parents taking their children to that place.

The successful candidates were Sir Henry Edwards and Christopher Sykes. The following election in 1868 brought notoriety to the town when Anthony Trollope stood in protest against the corrupt electoral practices in the town.

59

13-Jul-1865

Taught the 4th. Class a piece of poetry.

 

59

14-Jul-1865

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

 

59

17-Jul-1865

Punished Quest and Jex for playing truant on Monday.

 

59

18-Jul-1865

No sewing this afternoon as Mrs Swann was detained in Beverley on account of the storm.

 

60

19-Jul-1865

John Downs sent home again, his grandmother with whom he lives appears to set at naught as to writing a leave of absence note. After a satisfactory promise no further notice taken.

 

60

20-Jul-1865

New Test. History The Life of John the Baptist the whole school. Took the 4th class in the afternoon the lesson The Early Part of his Life.

 

60

21-Jul-1865

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

 

60

24-Jul-1865

More children at school today, some having finished singling turnips.

 

60

25-Jul-1865

Commenced the Life of Solomon with the 1st. and 2nd. classes.

 

60

26-Jul-1865

Took the 4th. Class in scripture.  Cain and Abel and Noah

 

60

27-Jul-1865

The Rev. J Robinson of York examined the 1st and 2nd.Classes and gave a ??? lesson. Miss Robinson and the Rev. and Mrs Winstanley  visited the school.

 

60

28-Jul-1865

Explained the Collect, examined each class in their work, practised the tunes for Sunday Services and partly learnt a tune.

 

61

31-Jul-1865

The usual routine of school work and time-table.

 

61

1-Aug-1865

Taught the 2nd and 3rd. classes in arithmetic this afternoon for the purpose of showing a visitor the system followed by me in this school.

 

61

2-Aug-1865

The Rev. Winstanley asked for a holiday for the children prior to his leaving this village.

 

61

3-Aug-1865

The usual routine of school work

 

61

4-Aug-1865

Practised the tunes for Sunday services. Explained the collect for the 8th. Sunday after Trinity.

 

61

7-Aug-1865

Henry Robinson withdrawn to be apprenticed to a Dentist.

 

61

8-Aug-1865

Mr Barrow, a student of the York Training College took charge of the school for part of the day.

This is probably Richard Barrow who was born in the village in 1844. He was the elder brother of Page Barrow whose notebook has been transcribed on the village web site. Richard married Sarah Owen of Beverley and he became a school master at Higher Booths near Rawtenstall, Lancashire. Richard was an undergraduate (probably by correspondence or external examination) of Trinity College Dublin while attending the Bolton Mechanics Institute. He became a technical law lecturer and a priest in the Church of England having been ordained on retiring from school-teaching.

 

61

9-Aug-1865

The Rev. Winstanley bid the children good bye and asked for a half holiday to be given.

 

62

10-Aug-1865

Mr. Barrow assisted this morning by taking classes and teaching the 1st. and 2nd classes

 

62

11-Aug-1865

Examination and putting away the school furniture previous to the harvest holiday.

Harvest Vacation 4 weeks.

 

62

11-Sep-1865

Admitted Ben Johnson and John Chatterton.

 

62

12-Sep-1865

Taught according to the time-table.

 

62

13-Sep-1865

Recapitulation of Scripture History from the Creation 1st. and 2nd classes.

 

62

14-Sep-1865

Church Catechism as far as the Sacraments -chiefly the text 1st and 2nd classes.

 

62

15-Sep-1865

Explained the Collect for the XV11Sunday after Trinity. Practised the tunes for Sunday Services.

 

62

18-Sep-1865

Admitted Harriett Simpson a girl of 4 ½ years staying with her family in the village for a short time.

 

62

19-Sep-1865

Heard the 3rd and 4th classes repeat the Ch. Catechism as far as the end of the Commandments.

 

62

20-Sep-1865

Examined the 3rdclass in adding and subtraction according to the requirements of the R C.

 

62

21-Sep-1865

Punished Geo Brattan for swearing and James Harrison for disobedience.

 

63

22-Sep-1865

Explained the Collect for the X1V Sunday after Trinity. Practised the tunes for the Sunday Services.

 

63

25-Sep-1865

Admitted Foster Todd a little boy who has never attended any school before. Admitted 2 Blackstones, Anne Taylor and Charlotte Berridge.

 

63

26-Sep-1865

Scripture history 1st and 2nd classes as far as the Judges.

 

63

27-Sep-1865

Geography of Ireland with the 1st and 2nd classes.

 

63

28-Sep-1865

Learnt the tune ‘St Helena' and took the reign of Stephen with the 1st. division.

 

63

29-Sep-1865

Collect and practised Hymns and Chants for Sunday next. 

 

63

2-Oct-1865

Admitted Sarah Sanderson a little girl of 4 who has not attended any school prior to this.

 

63

3-Oct-1865

Geog of England with the 1st Division and poetry with the lowest.

 

63

4-Oct-1865

Learnt the tune Quam Dilecta form Hymns Ancient and Modern.

A tune composed by Bishop Henry Lascelles Jenner in 1861 for the hymn "We love the place, O God". Listen to it here http://www.hymnary.org/hymn/CCEH/1278#media

 

64

5-Oct-1865

Grammar lesson the 1st Division - chiefly back work.

 

64

6-Oct-1865

Practised the tunes for Sunday next. Explained the Collect.

 

64

9-Oct-1865

Admitted Margaret and Joseph Roantree from Walkington School. Re Admitted E. Jane Witty who has been attending a young ladies seminary at Cherry Burton.

 

64

10-Oct-1865

Owing to very stormy weather of today there has been a thin attendance.

 

64

11-Oct-1865

For the same as yesterday a very this attendance. Took the 4th. Class in Scripture.

 

64

12-Oct-1865

Punished Wm. Blackstone for playing truant.

 

64

13-Oct-1865

Practised tunes, explained the collect and examined in the weekly lessons taught

 

64

16-Oct-1865

Admitted John Needham Dean from Walkington and re admitted Henry Robinson.

 

64

17-Oct-1865

A thin attendance owing to very rainy weather. Geography of Asia 1st. class.

 

65

18-Oct-1865

Punished several children for teasing and following R. Blackstone. Allowed some to go to Church to see a wedding party. English history Henry 2nd. 1st class

 

65

19-Oct-1865

English Grammar ‘The Noun' taught the 1st. class

 

65

20-Oct-1865

Collect for the X1X sun after Trinity heard and explained. :- taught arithmetic to the 1st class instead of music practice.

 

65

23-Oct-1865

Newspaper reading top class. Arithmetic with standard 1.

 

65

24-Oct-1865

Geography of Africa with 2nd class.

 

65

25-Oct-1865

Scripture 1st part of the life of Saul and the Israelites under him.

 

65

26-Oct-1865

Practised the hymns to be sung at the reopening of the Church

The Church was closed for restoration in April 1864

65

27-Oct-1865

Holiday, decorating the school for the luncheon in connection with the reopening

 

65

31-Oct-1865

Cleaning and replacing the school furniture.

 

65

1-Nov-1865

A thin attendance owing to the aforementioned occurrence happening on the Monday and Tuesday.

 

66

2-Nov-1865

The usual routine of school work, it was arranged to have a tea for the children today but could not be got ready due to the indisposition of the cook.

 

66

3-Nov-1865

Miss Watt visited the school, repetition of hymns and school songs.

 

66

6-Nov-1865

Dismissed at 11.30 the master had to attend an inquest

 

66

7-Nov-1865

School Treat in connection with the reopening of the Church and Magic Lantern in the evening

 

66

8-Nov-1865

The Rev and Mrs Drake visited the school and inspected the sewing class.

 

66

9-Nov-1865

The usual routine of school work.

 

66

10-Nov-1865

Explained the Collect for Sunday next and examined the 1st and 2nd.classes in catechism and tables

 

66

12-Nov-1865

The usual routine of  school work

 

66

13-Nov-1865

The Rev.and Mrs and Miss Drake visited the school. Miss Drake heard the 1st class read.

 

66

14-Nov-1865

The yearly sale day in connection with Miss Watt's clothing club held in the school.

 

67

15-Nov-1865

The Rev. Mr and Miss Drake visited the school. Master and 1st class boys engaged most of the afternoon in removing decorations

 

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16-Nov-1865

The Rev. Drake took the 1st. class in Scripture from 10.10 to 10.40.

 

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17-Nov-1865

Miss Drake practised the children the tunes and chants for the Sunday Services

 

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18-Nov-1865

The Rev.Mr and Miss Drake and Mr Barrow assisted in the school today.

 

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20-Nov-1865

Admitted Fred Ridsdale, a boy of nearly 12 who has attended the Walkington School irregularly. The Rev. Drake took the 2nd class in Scripture.

 

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21-Nov-1865

Several of the older boys were beating the bushes and rising game for the High Sheriff and party who were shooting.

The High Sheriff was Francis Watt also Lord of the Manor of Bishop Burton.

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22-Nov-1865

Miss Drake practised the children with music. The Rev. Drake took the 1st Class in Scripture.

 

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23-Nov-1865

Three Jobsons withdrawn from school on leaving the village.

 

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24-Nov-1865

The Rev. Drake took the 1st class in Scripture and Miss Drake practised the children in the tunes and chants for Sunday services.

 

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27-Nov-1865

The Rev. Drake heard the 1st class read two chapters from the Bible

 

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28-Nov-1865

Miss Drake assisted in teaching the children who sing in church new tunes for Advent Sunday.

 

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29-Nov-1865

The Rev. Drake took the 1st class in Scripture.

 

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30-Nov-1865

The usual routine of work.

 

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1-Dec-1865

The Rev. and Miss Drake visited and assisted in the school for a short time.

 

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4-Dec-1865

Admitted Mathew Robinson aged 4, not at any school before. Admitted Samual Lythe, a Walkington lad aged 13.

 

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5-Dec-1865

Miss Drake learnt the children tunes for Sunday services.

 

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6-Dec-1865

The Rev. Drake took the 1st. class in reading for a short time

 

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7-Dec-1865

Took the whole school in Scripture History beginning with Genesis

 

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8-Dec-1865

Collect, Catechism and tables. examined the whole school.

 

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11-Dec-1865

Admitted 3 boys and 1 girl viz. Chas Backhouse (for the winter months from Walkington). 3 Ringroses (who with their parents have come to reside in the village) Robert Lee and F. Hayton.

 

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12-Dec-1865

Scripture history the whole school. Confirmation of examination.

 

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13-Dec-1865

The Rev. Drake took the 2nd class in reading for a short time.

 

 

14-Dec-1865

Charlotte Berridge withdrawn to become a nurse girl at Cold Harbour

Charlotte was the daughter of George and Ann Berridge and was baptised 1854. She married John Evison of Long Sutton. Their eldest child was Henry Evison who died in World War 1. Henry was killed on the 27th July 1918 and is buried at Valenciennes St Roch Communal Cemetery

 

15-Dec-1865

The usual routine of school work, no music practice today.

 

 

18-Dec-1865

The Rev. Drake and Miss Drake and Mr. Barrow assisted in the school today

 

 

19-Dec-1865

The 1st and 2nd classes wrote their Christmas letters in accordance with the custom of the school.

 

 

20-Dec-1865

The 1st class wrote Christmas pieces.

 

 

21-Dec-1865

Examination and distribution of prizes, the latter by Miss G. Watt. Christmas holidays during which time the school was thoroughly cleaned, painted and whitewashed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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