Pauper apprenticeship and the Grimsby fishing industry, 1870 to 1914

Horn, Pamela
June 1996
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Summer96, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p173
Academic Journal
If there had been at Grimsby the same supply of weekly hands as there is at Hull and Lowestoft it is probable that the apprentice system would have died out as it has done in those ports. As it is, it is worth the while of the companies and the larger smack-owners to take the boys and even to make special efforts to get them. For instance, the managing director of the Grimsby Ice Company, to which no less than 222 apprentices are bound, visits Unions all over the country for the purpose of recruiting boys from the workhouse schools.


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