Conisbrough & Denaby Main
Heritage Group
DENABY MAIN COLLIERY SCHOOL EXTRACTS FROM LOG BOOK

1882

28th July
School closed for three weeks for mid summer holidays.

18th September
School closed all day because the lessons would be so much disturbed by the number of special trains passing for Doncaster Races.

14th/15th September
No school.  The children would not come on account of their fathers having a holiday for the races.

1st December
Attendance reduced by the unsettled state of the weather.

8th December
Many of the children were unable to attend school the last three days there having been a very heavy fall of snow.

15th December
Average attendance still lower from the severe weather.

1883

March
Military drill is being taught to the children.

1884

School staff:  
Ada Holdsworth, certified teacher
Ada Roberts, assistant mistress
Florence Peace, pupil teacher, second year

1885

School staff:   
Ada Holdsworth, resigned
Annie Rose, 2nd class certificate commenced duties

28th September
Edith H Rose appointed monitress
Number on Roll:  107

December
A urinal should be provided for the boys and indecent habits in the playground put a stop to!

1886

24th May 1886
School staff:     
Annie Rose, certified
Emily Wragg, assistant mistress
Miss May Asquith, commenced

8th October 1886
The dull weather during the present week has made the appearance of the school unusually dark and gloomy.  The teachers had difficulty retaining attention of the children on this account.

1887

January
Average attendance 172.9

22nd April
Albert Webster severely punished for disobedience today.

17th June
Closed school for one weeks holiday to celebrate Her Majesty’s Jubilee.

1888

13th January
About eighteen families have left Denaby.
Emily Cocking, John Marsh & John Cooper were among the best and left this week.

Best in class:
Alfred Williams, Frank Stubbs, George Williams, John Humphries,
Joseph Aston, Rose Durham and Florence Nixon.

From the second class:
John T Toole, Richard Meigh, John W Scott, Ezekial Lloyd, James Cooper, Edith Horubin, Maria Nichols, Lucy Parkes, Lucy Evans.

Elizabeth & Clara Haywood left this week.

Miss Wragg resigned
Miss Washington is new.

School staff:   
Annie M Rose, certified
Mary E Chapman
Alice M Washington
Miss Rose resigned 20th August
Jane T Logan new

7th September
Number on roll 278

1889

12th July
Willie Humphries Standard 1 was drowned in the canal while attempting to fish on Saturday 6th.