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Author Elverstone, Robert.

Title Absent Through Want of Boots [electronic resource] : Diary of a Victorian School in Leicestershire / Robert Elverstone.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
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Summary Following the 1870 Forster Elementary Education Act, Albert Road Board School in Leicestershire opened on September 2, 1878 with an average role of 500 children. Drawn from the first-hand accounts of the headmasters in the school log books, this book details the diseases and ailments suffered; the struggle of local families to feed and clothe their children, especially during difficult times of strike and war; the introduction of vaccinations and the school health inspector; the arrival of the telephone and electric lighting; and comments about the curriculum, staff, and leisure activities. Sometimes humorous and sometimes sad, everyday life is captured here: from accounts of overcrowded classrooms and corporal punishment, to squabbles about tending the classroom fires. This book captures the reality of life at this Victorian school and is a must for local and family historians alike.
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Subject Schools -- England -- Hinckley -- History.
Hinckley (England) -- Genealogy.
Leicestershire (England) -- Genealogy.
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Other Form: Print version: Elverstone, Robert. Absent through want of boots. [S.l.] : The History Press Ltd, 2014. 0750952180 (OCoLC)846787110
ISBN 9780750955294 (e-pub)
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