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Back to school

Back to school

As scruffy daps are packed away and crisp new uniforms are got out of the wardrobe for the great return to school, we show you the copybook of John Paget, who started at school, aged 6 years old, in April 1768. The printed cover of the exercise book it is so carefully written in, shows engravings by John Dunstall, of animals and plants including a rather splendid porcupine. John Paget, was a member of the Paget family of East Cranmore, Somerset, whose extensive archive has been held by Special Collections since 1945. It includes records of family activities from 1270 to 1920. DM106/102