No Whitsun holiday

Children in Aldermaston had their holiday dates changed. It had been customary for there to be a week’s break in Whitsun Week, which was always at Pentecost (seven weeks after Easter). The Monday of that week was a general bank holiday.

9th June 1916.
Owing to the War, and in obedience to the wish of the Board of Education there will be no Whitsun holidays, an extra week will be added to the summer holiday.

Aldermaston School log book (88/SCH/3/3, p. 56)

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