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1846 Observation

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RichardB    1

"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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lysander    4

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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RichardB    1

Sheffield and Its Local Government (1935)

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Sheffield and Its Local Government (1935)

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

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Bayleaf    2

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. ;-) )

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