Author Topic: No beer and no sex for 7 years - a North Mymms apprenticeship in the early 1800s  (Read 281 times)

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Imagine if your first job depended on you making a promise that, for seven-years, you wouldn't go to the pub, wouldn't play cards or dice, and would stay celibate. Tough rules back in 1818. 100 years later the rules included a 'no dancing' clause for girls serving apprenticeships. Seems like life in North Mymms for teenagers and young adults was a bundle of fun back then. A short feature entitled 'Apprenticeship under the parish charities' has been added to the North Mymms History Project.
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