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#1 RichardB

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

"everywhere shoals of ragged, dirty children educating themselves in all sorts of mischievour indolence, preparing, by too rapid tuition, to become the pests of society in a few years"

 

he added, probably with some exaggeration that

 

"scarcely one in a hundred of their parents can read his Bible fluently or write his own name".



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

In some places things have hardly changed have they...except there aren't so many who are really dirty or dressed in rags these days!



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:15 PM

What's that from Richard?



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:16 PM

Sheffield and Its Local Government (1935)



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

Sheffield and Its Local Government (1935)

Clearly it's talking about local Councillors when they were young then ^_^  he he 



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:59 AM

Clearly it's talking about local Councillors when they were young then ^_^  he he

Well, according the yesterday's Sheffield Telegraph they've put £3,000 aside for reading lessons for Councillors. (Actually it's speed reading, but why spoil a good joke. ;-) )