Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2017

Date of publication

1st December 2017

100 YEARS AGO PRIMARY SCHOOL

From the Dominie’s log

Two cases of whooping-cough reported in Infant Room to-day. Several absentees in same Division through colds.

Wretched weather has prevailed all week. Colds are prevalent in Infant room where attendance has been 76%. Senior classes are better and attendance for whole school works out at 89.1%

Headmaster off duty owing to his having to attend a funeral in Dundee

The present week has been another of good progress. Attendance has been very good, working out at 94.2%.

There are still cases of irregularity, however, that of the girl ................ In the supplementary Class being a glaring case of exploiting child labour.

There is also an extract from the school log book of 100 years ago.

We have a fasinating glimpse of the worldwide shipping trade which was carried on from Newburgh in the 19th Century and a Robinson Crusoe type adventure which happened to one of these ships, resulting in the building of the Williamson Hall.