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Park Lane Unitarian School, Ashton

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School test 1904
Photo: Keith Beckett
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Item #: 32860
The results of a school test at Park Lane School in 1904.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 3rd January 2021 at 23:04

Keith were you one of the 191?

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 4th January 2021 at 09:31

Ron. My mother started there in 1924.

Comment by: Roy on 4th January 2021 at 10:38

Ron, as John McEnroe would say ''You cannot be serious'' !!

Comment by: Edna on 4th January 2021 at 17:51

This looked a very strict test for infants!!

Comment by: James Hanson on 5th January 2021 at 21:16

How do you see that, Edna? I can't see any test to pass judgement on.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th January 2021 at 10:25

The Headmaster seems to have had high standards. Who knows how many children had dyslexia in those days. Probably got a clout around the ears if their reading ability was poor. Not forgetting the ones who worked part time in the mills, falling asleep at their desks. We have come a long way since those days, even if some of the young today grab calculators for the simplest sums! Mind you it was hard work then , but it seems even harder still for school children today with all the technology they have to come to terms with, ( to me anyway!)

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