|Tytherington School Log Books Highlights 1890 to 1972|
Tytherington School Log Book Highlights 1890 - 1972
1890 Sept: 95 pupils on roll. Attendance problems, parents summoned
November: School closed for 3 weeks due to measles
1891 May: Fees taken £9-15s-4d Drawing now done with paper and pencil instead of slates
Sept : School now a Free School – Penny Bank started. Library started with 100 books
1893: Jan 11th Drawing exam for boys, holiday for girls and infants
1895 93 on roll, School leaving age raised to 13
1896 School closed June 19 to July 20th owing to a whooping cough epidemic
1898 Typhoid epidemic. Mr Phillimore Clerk of School Board died and two more in village
Elementary Science taught for first time. Slates discarded in the Mixed Department
1900 March: Both Berkeley and Badminton hounds ran foxes into the village – half day holiday.
June: Yards covered in asphalt - great improvement!
Sept: Headmaster moves to larger house
1902 April: School closed for 100 children to go to Yate to see the Prince & Princess of Wales, in wagons lent by Squire Hardwicke. School leaving age raised to 14. In November 82 children have measles so school closed.
1905 New Bye-Law, children can leave school at 13 if they have attended 350 times in any 5 years since they were 5 years old.
1907 School closed on a number of occasions:- Feb: Influenza epidemic, May: Mumps epidemic, July 20th : Squires daughter Eleanor’s wedding, Dec: Measles and Chicken Pox epidemic.
1908 July: Many children suffering from Ringworm and therefore excluded.
1910 May: Whooping Cough epidemic, one death.
1914 Death of a pupil from Diphtheria and another from kidney problems. Scarlett Fever in the village.
1915 April: Children visit the Slab Factory (by the Quoins) and in May the Quarry.
1917 121 on roll. School closed for blackberry picking – total for month 1 ton 297lbs. 19s-3d donated to Children’s Hospital.
1919 July 21st: School closed for Peace Celebrations
1920 August: School wins first prize for vegetables at Thornbury Flower Show.
1931 School wired for electric lighting (public subscriptions). First quarters electricity bill 1/-. Milk at 1d a bottle now supplied.
1935 100 on roll
1940 Evacuees arrive from Harwich, 32 children and 3 teachers. Oct: first air raid warnings, Nov: Incendiary Bomb falls half a mile away.
1941 Feb: Bombs heard falling at Yate – an old pupil (Ivy Day) killed. March: German plane crashes in neighbourhood, children warned about carrying loaded machine gun ammunition. May: Boys allowed to assist farmers plant potatoes so school closed. 10 tons planted. June 17th: Pupil found drowned in pool in Church Quarry, June 19th: War Weapons Week, school open to collect savings, £1016-15s-0d invested. Nov: New school canteen opened 60 children per day each week received meals at two pence half penny a meal.
1944 Jan: Incendiary bomb found in woods along New Road. May: Window blown out by bombs falling in district. Oct: (British) Bomber crashed at Grovesend.
1947 Oct: New lavatories in use.
1948 Sept: Telephone installed.
1950 Sept: Itchington children conveyed to school by bus.
1953 Jan: Children over 11 transferred to Thornbury Secondary.
1957 Sept: 53 on roll, cost of school dinner increased to 1/-.
1958 Telephone removed
1967 Telephone reinstalled!
1969 Air raid shelter demolished.
1970 TV set installed
1972 31 on roll Leavers now go to Marlwood School. Storage heaters in use and false ceilings fitted.