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05 Sep, 2011

Back to School

It's time for many children in the UK to go back to school. Lessons may seem a chore after a long and reasonably warm summer, but there's no doubt they've changed a lot in the last century. We have some wonderful images of Brighton school life taken from magic lantern slides produced in 1909 by the Municipal Training College in York Place. The college specialised in the training of teachers, and these slides were probably used to demonstrate educational practices of the day. For the modern day viewer, however, they provide a fascinating insight into Edwardian education.

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