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Styal Mill Qu 3 ( local History)

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Styal Mill Question 3 'The Gregs had a genuine concern for the welfare of their apprentices' Do the Visual, documentary and oral views support this? (12) There is evidence to show that the Gregs cared about the apprentices at Styal Mill. We are able to make this statement we know (do to documented evidence) that the punishments, working conditions among other things reflect this statement, however we can't be entirely sure how genuine their concern was because doing such things would also benefit the Gregs. In the sense that if their apprentices were healthy, well fed and not injured from punishments they would work harder thus making the Gregs more money. ...read more.

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The Gregs may have genuinely cared about the welfare of the children, and also, being religious thought it was immoral to hurt the children, however we also doubt the reliability of the transcripts by Thomas Priestly and Joseph Sefton on how they were treated at the mill, as mentioned in question 1, because they were written in a manner wouldn't have been spoken by them being poor children in the 19th century, also knowing they would be returning to the Mill, they wouldn't want to complain. Also as mentioned before if the children were healthy and not injured they would be capable of working much harder and subsequently making the Gregs more money. ...read more.

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The apprentices housing was good because they all had somewhere to stay and a bed to sleep in, unlike the majority of the City Mills where the children were forced to sleep on the floor. We also know that at least some of the children, mainly the boys, were given an education, while this is clearly beneficial for the boys, it would also mean the possibility that they would continue to work for the Gregs after the apprenticeship was completed, and we have evidence of one apprentice doing this. The visual, oral and documentary evidence support the statement that 'The Gregs had a genuine concern for the welfare of their apprentices' because although The Gregs would have also benefitted from how they treated their apprentices, they still showed genuine care towards the apprentices. ...read more.

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