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  1. St Wilfrid's School Logbook, Haywards Heath March 1864

    DATE DIARY TRANSCRIPTION
    1st March 1864 Punished H. Wicher for leaving earlier yesterday having made inquiries and found he ought not to have done so. Joseph Stone punished for calling names.
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    Updated 24-03-13 at 12:37 by Jill on the A272

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  2. Explosion of fire damp at a bore hole

    18th July 1862,
    Steveson Colliery,
    Aged 45.

    Death listed as Mine Inspectors Report.

    From Main body of report: This accident took place at a borehole which the deceased and other workmen were in the act of putting down from the "waste" of the "five-quarter" coal to prove the position and quality of the seams underlying. The depth of the bore from the pavement of this seam was about 11 fathoms.

    It would appear that, on the day ...

    Updated 11-02-13 at 22:20 by lennon2011

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  3. St Wilfrid's School Logbooks, February 1864

    The entries from St Wilfrid's School Logbooks, Haywards Heath, Sussex for February 1864.


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    1st Feb 1864 Present 109. James Johnson absent without leave. Admitted Charity Whatford. School pence 12/0 about.
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    Updated 01-03-13 at 07:08 by Jill on the A272

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  4. St Wilfrid's School Logbook, Hayward's Heath, January 1864

    St Wilfrid's CE School in Haywards Heath was founded in 1857 (under the headship of Henry Newington) and still has some of its logbooks, several of which I have transcribed. The first starts in May 1863, I hope to post some of the entries from 1864, the first complete year on the anniversary of the day they happened. The first entry was on 11th January 1864, John Bailey was the headmaster. John Bailey was born in 1840 in Long Beddington, Lincolnshire and was headmaster 1859-1865. He married in ...

    Updated 16-08-13 at 07:54 by Jill on the A272 (biog of John Bailey)

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  5. 32. Earliest memories

    The most ancient of all my memories, accumulated over nearly 90 years, is one of annoyance. “What a stupid name – why didn’t they call it something I could pronounce?” I refer to the advent of my younger sister Barbara when I was about two and a half years old. My mother was sitting on a short-legged, cane-seated chair known as “the nursing chair”, feeding the new arrival and trying to get me to pronounce its name. I was not quite aware of what it was, although it appeared to be ...
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