School Attendance Cases at Slough Petty Sessions, March 1897.

John Arnold, carter, of Horton, was summoned for not sending his child regularly to school. Defendant's wife appeared in answer to the summons, and stated that the child was kept away from school through a cold.

Mr. R. Hancock, school attendance officer, stated that the child, in spite of repeated warnings, had been persistently kept away from school one day a week

Fined 2s 6d.

Harriett Keogh was summoned for a similar offence.

Mr Jeremiah Jones gave the necessary evidence. Defendant pleaded poverty, and the case was adjourned for month in order to see how the child attended in the meantime.