Denaby Main Colliery School – Log Book



28 th July

School closed for three weeks for mid summer holidays.

18 th September

School closed all day because the lessons would be so much disturbed by the number of special trains passing for Doncaster Races.

14 th /15 th September

No school. The children would not come on account of their fathers having a holiday for the races.

1 st December

Attendance reduced by the unsettled state of the weather.

8 th December

Many of the children were unable to attend school the last three days there having been a very heavy fall of snow.

15 th December

Average attendance still lower from the severe weather.



Military drill is being taught to the children.


School staff: Ada Holdsworth, certified teacher, Ada Roberts, assistant mistress

Florence Peace, pupil teacher, second year


School staff: Ada Holdsworth, resigned, Annie Rose, 2 nd class certificate commenced duties

28 th September

Edith H Rose appointed monitress

Number on Roll: 107


A urinal should be provided for the boys and indecent habits in the playground put a stop to!


24 th May 1886

School staff: Annie Rose, certified teacher Emily Wragg, assistant mistress, Miss May Asquith, commenced

8 th October 1886

The dull weather during the present week has made the appearance of the school unusually dark and gloomy. The teachers had difficulty retaining attention of the children on this account.



Average attendance 172.9

22 nd April

Albert Webster severely punished for disobedience today.

17 th June

Closed school for one weeks holiday to celebrate Her Majesties Jubilee.


13 th January

About eighteen families have left Denaby.

Emily Cocking, John Marsh & John Cooper were among the best and left this week.

Best in class:

Alfred Williams, Frank Stubbs, George Williams, John Humphries,

Joseph Aston, Rose Durham and Florence Nixon.

From the second class:

John T Toole, Richard Meigh, John W Scott, Ezekial Lloyd, James Cooper, Edith Horubin, Maria Nichols, Lucy Parkes, Lucy Evans.

Elizabeth & Clara Haywood left this week.

Miss Wragg resigned

Miss Washington is new.

School staff: Annie M Rose, certified

Mary E chapman

Alice M Washington

Miss Rose resigned 20 th August

Jane T Logan new

7 th September

Number on roll 278


12 th July

Willie Humphries Standard I was drowned in the canal while attempting to fish on Saturday 6 th .

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