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Absent Through Want of Boots: Diary of a Victorian School in Leicestershire


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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.

About the Author

Robert Elverstone was a primary school literacy teacher for thirty-five years before retiring to become a full-time granddad and writer. A keen photographer, musician and songwriter, he regularly produced school magazines and has written a short "History of Hinckley." His first story, "Charlottes Dad," won the Pickwell Books/Walker Books Short Story Competition in 2011. He has a keen interest in local history and enjoys visiting National Trust properties and reading. He lives in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

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Donovan, Tristan
History Press (SC)
Elverstone, Robert
Great britain
World History-England General
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