education in yeovil
In 1856 Vickery wrote "There has also been established, under the patronage, and with the approbation, of the Clergy and all the Dissenting Ministers of the town, an Evening School for boys and girls, for instruction in reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is held in the Boys' Sunday School-room, Church-street.
The boys attend every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 8 o'clock pm, to half-past 9, and the girls every Tuesday and Thursday, from half-past 6 pm, to 8 o'clock. They pay 2d per week, and one penny for a copy book; all the other school requisites being gratuitously furnished out of subscriptions raised for that purpose."