Lack School - 1863 to 1975

A History of the School and its Pupils
by James Hehir


2. Background: the Context

It is unlikely that at any time in the history of civilisation that the quality of life of the average person improved so fundamentally and dramatically than in the late 19th century. This was brought about by three main developments:

For the first time the average person could now wash themselves properly, wear clean clothes and be educated.

Pupils on school steps in 1974

Pupils on school steps in 1974