Written by Mary George
Published by Nayland School

Any profit from the sale of Books 1 and 2 will be for the benefit of Nayland School, but the proceeds from Book 3 will be divided between the School and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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Book 1  traces the history of education in Nayland-with-Wissington based on local records including Masters’ Log Books, Managers’ Minute books, census and parish council records, charity accounts, correspondence and newspaper reports from 1707 onwards. These have provided a wealth of information about the daily lives of rural schoolchildren, the curriculum, health, poverty and social attitudes over three centuries. Includes photographs from each decade throughout the 20th century.


Book 2  includes extracts from the log books kept during two world wars, mainly by George Brooks Mills in WW1 who set out to keep a diary of events in the parish “during this terrible time of stress”.


Book 3 is a memorial to the 197 Old Boys who fought in the Great War, 33 of whom were killed, and to the 6 who died a generation later in WW2, plus others who were born here, but who are not listed on our war memorials.  The book includes photographs and memorabilia, as well as family and military details.

    The books are priced at £5 each and will be on sale in June at the School and through local outlets. For order forms for sales by post, email:   schbooks@fsmail.net