This Remote School

The old school at Tatham Fells, 1875-1961,
portrayed from its log books
by Bronwen Osborne

book-thisremoteschoolThis Remote School was first published in the 1980s, but had long been out of print. This new impression is published by Tatham History Society, in A4 format, 78pp.

The book was put together using material from the school log books kept by the early head teachers. It was a way of providing current pupils and their parents with an insight into the life of the school over the 86 years prior to the move to the new school building.

The Log Books themselves are frail, but by editing and copying the pages the material is available to all. Excerpts are included on many topics, e.g. visiting speakers, seasonal work on the farm, the weather, discipline, sickness, the World Wars & evacuees, inspector’s reports, Empire Day. Some themes recur frequently. The remoteness of the school makes itself felt throughout the Log Books; and in the early days there were constant struggles to get children to school, and to keep the school open.

The new edition has a cover price of £6 (less £1 discount for society members).

Local delivery by hand is free (available only to addresses within 3 miles of Tatham parish boundary) but you may have to wait a while until one of us is passing your way! Delivery by post costs £1 per copy.

Cost each
THS member, hand-delivered £5.00
Non-member, hand-delivered £6.00
THS member, by post £6.50
Non-member, by post £7.50

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If you have any difficulty printing the form, please e-mail the treasurer, or simply send your cheque (payable to Tatham History Society) and details of your requirements to Anne Wilson, Holcombe House, Tatham, Lancaster, LA2 8PS.

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