Pages from a school note book.
It would be good to know more about these pages. They date from about 1885 and do come from Market Lavington School.
First we have a composition. It’s an interesting little tale about spreading cleanliness and no doubt ragged boys and filth and squalor rang true with many of the youngsters.
It is fictitious, for there was no Tom Rogers in Market Lavington.
Another page shows a map of Scotland, probably a totally alien area to the young cartographer who produced it.
Some arithmetic – adding vast sums of money in pounds shillings and pence. Sums of money of that size were probably as alien to the pupil as was the map of Scotland.
It’s a very small sample, but we gain some idea of what went on in school about 130 years ago