The History of Middlesex Industrial School 3



Education was part-time for the older boys, who could train as Bakers,






or as Bands Men, which increased their eligibity for enlistment in the armed services,







or as Carpenters in the school's woodwork shop.





Other boys worked as Farm Boys.  They would be sent to rural areas, such as mid-Wales, to work as farm servants under the supervision of the school's agent. "I had a year and ten months left to serve..." remembered Sam Shaw. 

"I worked for a Welsh farmer for the munificent wage of one shilling and eleven pence (0.10p) per week, my hours of labour being from the rising sun to the going down there of"




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