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AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Working Conditions

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

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Working Conditions

19th Century Extracts

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George Cadbury, interviewed in Christian Commonwealth (1898). Cadbury set up the famous chocolate factory in Bournville, near Birmingham.

Forty years ago I visited among my scholars and knew their hardships and the difficulties men have to contend with when they are reformed - unattractive neighbourhoods, no social life and but few objects of interest in and around their homes. But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.

Largely through my experience among the back streets of Birmingham I have been brought to the conclusion that it is impossible to raise a nation, morally, physically, and spiritually in such surroundings, and that the only effective way to bring men out of the cities into the country and to give every man his garden where he can come into touch with nature and thus know more of nature’s God.

The evils of poverty will never be cured by the prohibition of liquor or of betting - the twin curses of Great Britain today. Even if these evils were prohibited, other evils would arise while men live in the depressing and demoralizing surroundings they...


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