For the Benefit of the Children: the Battle for a Board School in Keynsham, 1870 - 1893


Elizabeth White
978 1 911592 06 8

Keynsham in the late nineteenth century seemed just the place for a free non-denominational Board School under Forster’s 1870 Education Act. But Vicar Gray campaigned successfully against this, and at the same time expanded the Parochial Schools which continued to provide all the primary schooling for the children of the poor in Keynsham until 1954. Here is a fascinating account of the clash of personalities, principles, prejudices and propaganda which brought this about.


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Product Ref: ALH-6