An Islandmagee Schoolin focuses on the intriguing education history of the peninsula over the past two centuries and will be officially launched at Larne Museum and Arts Centre, next month, (3 March, 7pm).
Readers will discover the interesting and somewhat eccentric characters who ran these ‘schoolin’ establishments. The author recounts many stories of the area including the schoolmaster who preferred to sleep in a cave and the master who smoked his pipe in the classroom and was known to ‘clout’ his pupils on the head with his tobacco knife when they gave the wrong answer to a question.
This fascinating book is the second publication by Mrs Bingham. Her first book Green Pastures: A Childhood at the Gobbins in 1900s was successfully launched at Larne Museum and Arts Centre in 2014 and has since been reprinted to include additional information and images.
The launch of An Islandmagee Schoolin will take place on Thursday 3 March 2016 at 7pm at Larne Museum and Arts Centre. Admission is free however places are limited and must be booked in advance for this event. Contact Larne Museum on 028 2826 2443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.