b'throughout his life. He was one of the Managers of the school, and acted as Secretary to thetenting = many uses in the sense of looking Managers for many years. Whilst he wasafter -tending cattle on the verges, scaring Master, and throughout his life in the village hebirds from young crops, minding a flock of acted, independently, as clerk and accountantgeese locally. The first Inspectors report he signedflitting = moving houseusually following one was in 1878 and the last in 1906.] of the quarter days of the agricultural year 4.Unknown, May 8th 1865Aug 10th 18665.Unknown, May 13th 1867Dec 19th 1867 frumenty = a traditional cereal dish made of6.Alfred Evans, Jan 6th 1868Sept 25th 1868 equal parts cracked wheat or barley mixed7.Charles Thomas Garland, Jan 11th 1869 - ?with cream and milk which evolved into our[uncertified] Christmas puddingflinting = picking stones out of a field 8.Elijah Theophilus Gregory, July 7th 1870end of June 1871 [uncertified, b Kingswood, Gloucs, c1840; in addition to Schoolmasterketlocking = Yorkshire dialect term for gave his occupation as writer, Reporter of theweeding Charlock or wild mustard from the Press, Accountant, Insurance Agent etc in thegrowing cereal crop (the seedpods and seeds 1871 Census; wife Emma Turner born c1844are poisonous to livestock)an operation Wycombe, Bucks, sons aged 5 and 2 bornwhich still has to be performed todayWycombe and Folkestone] gleaning = collecting up stray ears of corn 9.D Downes, July 10th 1871end Septemberafter reaping was finished which could 1871 [temporary] contribute quite substantially to a poor familys 10.Charles William Hayes, October 1st 1871income1872?11.Hubertus F Dubois, January 24th 1873April6th 1877 [certified; an earnest young man.recorded enough hours during the year were eligible Later history said that he was first masterto attend the annual inspection. An attendance mark at new buildinghe was perhaps first non- was given if a child had been present for 2 hours in temporary appointee. His sister apparentlythe morning, and another for 2 hours in the afternoon; taught the Infants. He was possibly Welsh if a pupil was late or failed to attend, then no mark another sister lived in North Wales, and his nextcould be given:post was at Flint National School.] 10 Feb 1865Joseph Elsworth while 12.Richard Edward Woodhouse, April 23rd 1877 playing this forenoon fell down and cut hisSeptember 8th 1879 [trained at Diocesanforehead with a stone; he was therefore College, York] Pupil TeacherGeorge Camp,sent home. The names having been called 1878-1883. before the minimum time began it was 13.Harry Bramley, October 27th 1879December of no use to insure his attendancehis 17th 1920 [41 years in total. His wife, Annieattendance has had to be cancelled.Eliza Bramley, was first the Sewing MistressThe school always closed for 5 or 6 weeks in late 1879-1883, and then the Infant Mistresssummer for the harvest, and there were frequent other 1883-1912. Following George Camp therereasons to close it, ranging from the village feasts was always a third teacherassistant, pupilof Buttercakes and the Foresters Anniversary, to or supply - although they were not very long- the school being needed as a meeting place for the lasting.] Clothing Club or a village meeting. In order to allow 14.Edgar Dearnley, January 5th 1921 - ? [His wife, the children to amass sufficient attendance marks Mrs Dearnley, was the Infant Teacher, and Misshardly any time was taken as holiday over Christmas, Roberts the Assistant Mistress for the lowerNew Year or Easter.Juniors] A lot of entries therefore record the numbers Unfortunately we do not have the registerspresent and the reasons given for non-attendance; which would have given us the names, numbersseemingly a note had to be provided if a child was and attendance figures for the school. Occasionalkept away from school. From these reasons for non-names are given in the Log Books, of course, butattendance the turning of the agricultural year can there is more focus on attendance. This was of greatbe noted, and the sense that the children were an importance to the Masters because the system inessential part of it, with school having to be fitted in operation, until 1891 when it became a Free School,round the work. For instance:was partly payment by results; this depended heavily26 Feb 1864James Newby [aged 15] has been on attendance, as only those children who hadtaken away from school (pro tem) on account of 302 BULLETIN 16'