IN DARKEST FLINT." ^|1907-12-18|The Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales - Welsh Newspapers Online
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TIIF, NEW EDUCATION BILL.…

HOOLE SCHOOL DIFFICULTY.

GRESFORD PARISH COUNCIL. 4

CITY POLICE COURT.,

AGRICULTURAL FEDERATION. *

NATURAL IIISTOIIY NOTES. ^

IN DARKEST FLINT." ^

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IN DARKEST FLINT." STARTLING STATEMENTS AT HOLY- WELL. At the monthly meeting of the Ilclvwell of the Flintshire Education Com- mittee held on Monday, a discussion arose aa to tJJe oause of the very low averag-e of school attendance among the children in the Flint dio^rict, and the attendance effioer remarked that Bagillt. and Flint wore admitted to be the two very worst pLaoes in that, respect in t.be county. Mr. J. P. Jones: Is it a fact that many of the ohildron's parents pawn their clothes, and t'h8 children are in the house absolutely naked?— The officer Yes. Dr. Williams (Flini) Is it not a fact that the pawn.brokers of Flint make more business with people who come from a distanoa than the Flint people?—The officer: Not now. MT. J. P. Jones: It is nothing toO ero to houses in Flint and find the children naked; they run and hide behind the doors when any- one is about. I have no hesitation in s&yir^ Flint is the lowest district in Flintshire, and next comliagiilt. Dr Williams sa;d if the children at Flint went to sctiool they were sent back, and then they went flyin.g pigeons. He hhd ecisn it lamself that morning. Mr. Lloyd Price doubted whether Flint was as bad as it was painted. If they compared Flint with other tfimilar towns he didn't think it stood so badly. Tlie attendance officer said the Bagilk parents took their children out to piak ooeklee and ooa.1— r&a.lly to watch the policemen. The attendance officer of the Holywell dis- trict reported that two boys of school age were employed for a day game-beating by a local gamekeeper, being paid 2e. each. Dr. Williams (Flint) The practice is a per- fectly illegal one. It means paying t.hem a little less than a man would be paid. Mr. J. P Jones: IL is an opportunity for them to have a re-al day's sport once a year. After Nome further discussion, Dr. Williams remarked "Bother the law! That is the Holywell doctrine."

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