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Bound apprentice: £35 for four years’ work, with twelve shillings per annum in lieu of washing

At the age of 14, 1n 1891, my Dinas-born grandfather went to sea, apprenticed to the master of the barque Glance. The Glance had recently been to New Zealand but, during my grandfather’s time, before the opening of the Panama Canal, they … Continue reading

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