My introduction by Lyn Francis
Hi, welcome to our newly built web page, how exciting.
I can finally share some of the old documents and log books that I have been slowly transcribing over the last few years.
I have worked at Wincanton Primary School for many years and have lived in the town for more than thirty.
A few years ago, our then Deputy Head Mr Fred Ryley, did a lot of research into the history of ‘Education’ in Wincanton. My involvement with the children, whilst researching this subject, truly captured my interest.
The school Log Books are filled with a wealth of information. Family History researchers, such as myself, may find it extremely interesting and enlightening.
I have created associated lists to accompany the transcription for easier reference to names or illnesses etc. You will find the lists on separate documents. I have tried my very best to transcribe accurately, apologies for any errors. Where a word was totally unreadable I have just put … .
The Log Books themselves have been kept in the school safe and are beginning to show their age. Therefore after each transcription is completed they have been sent, on loan, to the records office in Taunton for safe keeping. They can I believe, be viewed there in their entirety. Enjoy…….
Please Note: Data Protection
Phone call to Records Office:
Log Books come under the Data protection act and later ones cannot, in their entirety, be published as a whole.
The time period is 30 years.
Lists of names however, can be.