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The following pages are taken from the Log Book of the Bethesda (Gerlan) National School for the period 1901-03 - the years of the Penrhyn Quarry Dispute. It is seen that a number of children left the area during this period as their families went in search of employment in south Wales. The Log Book also reveals the extent to which the children became embroiled in the tensions and divisions which had become evident within the local community during the strike. Thomas Jervis, the schoolmaster, clearly had little sympathy with the cause of the strikers and this led some parents to move their children to other schools in the district.

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