Memories of Hyde Heath

I went to the village school which consisted of one room for the infants and one room for the older children, one teacher and one headmistress. When theĀ  headmistress was sick (which was often) the infants teacher had to teach in the big room and one of the older girls had to teach the infants. The cane was very widely used and I must say the thought of it kept us in order. We left school at 14, though some of the boys left much earlier to work on the farms.

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