The School Bell

From 'A Short Account of Chipping Campden Grammar School,' by John Horne, published in 1879

John Horne, transcribed from a school magazine by Tess Taylor.

The late Mr. Sylvester, of  Campden, made a presentation of the bell-turret and bell, when the school was restored in 1863.  It was the custom formerly for the sexton to ring the sixth bell at the church twice a day for the school to commence in the morning at 8.30 and in the afternoon at 2 o’clock, the boys paying two-pence each every quarter; but from October 1833 to about the time of the restoration a sum of five shillings a quarter was fixed to be paid, and was collected in the school and taken by one of the scholars to the sexton.

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