Collection AR17 - Harold Bing Homework Books

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Harold Bing Homework Books


  • 1905 - 1910 (Creation)

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11 vols

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Harold Frederick Bing (of Rostherne, Alton road, Waddon) entered Croydon British Boys School, Tamworth Road, in 1905. He started at Standard I, and progressed through to Standard V, before entering secondary school by scholarship in 1910. He therefore missed out on Standards VI and VII.

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Donated by Harold F. Bing, September 1930.

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Accession Number: A17

Harold Bing Homework Books

11 school exercise books, used while at Croydon Boys British School

Item date: 1905-1910

Depositor's Name: Bing, Harold F

Accession date: Sep 1930

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11 school exercise books, used while at Croydon Boys British School. These exercise books were used for Harold Bings homework; the British School was unusual among elementary schools in Croydon in setting homework in this period. the school was noted for an emphasis on artisitic production (drawing, painting, illumination, etc), which is a feature of these books. The books are marked by teachers, but also by the Headmaster, W H Jarvis, at his weekly inspection (normally with blue pencil in a circle).

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The surviving records of Tamworth Road British School are held at SCH133

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