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Re: The Factory & Workshop Act 1901
« Reply #9 on: Monday 01 January 18 15:16 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Stan.
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Re: The Factory & Workshop Act 1901
« Reply #10 on: Monday 01 January 18 16:12 GMT (UK) »
My dad left school in 1921 on his thirteenth birthday. The "qualification" for this appears to have been perfect attendance for a stipulated period. How does this tie in with the 1918 Act? Were there local variations?  This was Somerset.
He started work immediately for a local builder as a hod carrier pending a carpentry apprenticeship.

This in contravention of the 1918 Act and seems to have been given under the 1901 Factory and Workshop Act PDAC Previous Due Attendance Certificate.
Under the Factory and Workshop Act  1901 Act no child could be employed under fourteen years of age without a certificate of proficiency in reading, writing and arithmetic. A child thirteen years of age may be employed full time if he/she had a certificate of proficiency, or of "previous due attendance at a certified efficient school"

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This from the Nottingham Journal - Tuesday 23 July 1918
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Re: The Factory & Workshop Act 1901
« Reply #11 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:08 GMT (UK) »
That seems to have been the case with dad...his good attendance record.  He wanted to leave school and made d...... sure that his attendance was up to scatch, and he certainly was not a "dunce".
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Re: The Factory & Workshop Act 1901
« Reply #12 on: Monday 01 January 18 22:03 GMT (UK) »
interesting, my gran's birth cert is similar though the back is blank. Had not looked into the 1901 Act, she would have been 13 at the date of issue and living with her guardian aunt & uncle (following the death of her mother in 1909)