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(See also School Room.) Children in a class-room - taking turns doing exercises for warmth in winter, c.1890. Introduced in the late 1860s, and modelled on similar schemes in France, Germany and Switzerland, cottage homes were often set in rural locations away from the often poor conditions and malign influences of the union workhouse.

Groups or "families" of pauper children lived in 'villages' of purpose-built houses often set along a street or around a green.

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The ringleaders were later transported to Australia.

A smaller room in a school used for accommodating infants, or where a lesson was given to a particular class or group of pupils.

A class room typically had three rows of seats around the outside all facing in to the centre, and was often fitted with a gallery containing further seats.

Threatening letters sent to land-owners and farmers were signed 'Swing' — the supposed, although probably fictitious, leader of the protests.

Workhouses were amongst the rioters' targets — on 22nd November, a mob assailed the Selborne parish workhouse, turned out the occupants, burned or smashed the fittings and furniture, and pulled off the roof.

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