At the beginning of the Summer half 1842 Williamson made the following new rules –
1st That all home boarders should go to the Abbey with the boarders every Saints Day.
2d That if a Saints Day should fall on a Saturday or Monday there shd be no leave out on those days i.e. No leave out till after church on Saturday & till 10 o’clock on Monday morning.
3dly That the Easter Holidays shd be taken away except Good Friday.
4thly To make amends for these holidays being taken away the half should always commence on the Thursday instead of the Monday as formerly, there by giving us an extra 3 days at the end of every holidays.
N.B. The 5th of November & Ash Wednesday will remain holidays as usual.