Vintage logbooks found in Evercreech School attic
ANCIENT log books discovered at Evercreech Primary School have been handed over to Somerset Heritage Centre.
The log books were discovered by teaching assistant Marilyn Morris in the school’s attic.
They contain logs of punishments and minutes for meetings for Evercreech School and East Pennard School from the 1800s to the 1960s.
Parents, governors, staff, children and villagers celebrated the handover of the logbooks.
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The handover was led by Jane De Gruchy, an archivist with the Somerset Heritage Centre.
Sarah Tully, school administrator, said: “The handwriting in the books was beautiful and elegant.
“The punishment books were a funny read, for example: ‘named villager was caught in the caretakers shed smoking where the wood is stored for the fire… six strikes to the backside’.
“Another villager had three strikes to the knuckles for writing obscene messages on the headmaster’s door.”
After the celebration, the books were handed over to the Somerset Heritage Centre for safe keeping.