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Local Newspapers

Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 18:25
by Whyperion
Wendfy pointed me towards using the Lancashire Libraries link to search newspapers , although looking for some specific military records , which although interesting did not provide the detail I was looking for at initial glance . But the indexing searching for a family name threw up a couple of fines in court appearances during the C19th. Thinking the worse looking at the actual scans of the court reports , both instances were fines for not sending the son to school, instances separated by over a year , and looking at the trade of the father looks like the young son was being used in the family food preparation business , or possibly in the shop or market stall.

I think this is still the case in some areas of the UK today.