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Early Education in Milton Bryan

Volume 81 published by Bedfordshire Historical Records Society (2002) is a series of episcopal visitations undertaken in the first twenty years of the 18th century, edited by former County Archivist Patricia Bell. At each visitation a list of questions was sent out in advance, one of which enquired about the provision of schools in each parish. The returns for 1706, 1709 and 1717 all state that there was no school in the parish. The return for 1720 is eloquent: “No Publick or Charity School, God help us!”