Statements taken from the Log Books …
This is but a brief selection of log book entries from various years. It does now appear that the use of a log book/diary has fallen from use which is a tremendous shame. These old log books gave a wonderful canvas to the district, the children and the mundane happenings that often occurred.
I’ve linked them under the headings of …
Concern for Children
Trouble at Mill
A district gains a strength, a depth, a personality and a vision to the future from the people of the past who have lived there, who have worked there, who have laughed there, who have danced there, who have played there and who have shared the hopes and the despairs of times, of each other, of the environment.
Over the years there have been some dominant families who have given so much to this quiet farming and cropping district and thus to Hastings as well.
Family names which have continued to be recalled and associated with Twyford include – Burns, Hope, Hill, Wellwood, McLay, Trotter, Parker, Evans, Griffiths, Peacock, Walsh, McNab, Flowers, Crasborn, Limmer, Rainbow, Shaw, McGaffin, Jarvis, Thow, Ryan, Bixley, Friis, Osborne, Bousfield, Carrington, McLeod, McGowan, Grenside, Horrocks, Nicholls, Yule, are perhaps some surnames you may be familiar with.
Each of these families has a story of their time and development – and of course they have memories of their residence and involvement. I am sure that they could tell a tale or two.
And in conclusion I would like to read my personal statement of memories.
Mr E M Hantz – Principal – 1987 – 2005