Bucks History

Slough - Employment

A young man named Stockwell appeared before the Board and explained his presence in the Workhouse by stating that he left his place of work because he could not get enough money.


The Chairman: How much did you get?
Stockwell: Ten shillings. That was not much, sir.
Mr Bailey: Didn't you get any overtime?
Stockwell: No.
The Chairman: Well, it is ridiculous that a young fellow like this should be living at the expense of the rate payers.

Mr Rees Carver mentioned one farmer who had three horses in the stable because he could not get men to use them and said others were the same. They could not get men to do a day's work.
The Board directed the Master to discharge Stockwell on Wednesday.
Reported 1/5/1897