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Industrial Schools

Unfortunately I missed the Griff Rhyss Jones episode but I understand that "Industrial Schools" were described as "brutal institutions.. designed chiefly for children who were truants, or from families where there was a suggestion of criminal activity - or who came from unfit parents." (BBC web site)
If so, this is seriously misleading. Industrial Schools were originally set up for the children of workhouse inmates, or orphans who had been taken into care by the ...
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Griff Rhys Jones

I previously commented on the programme through sfran10536 my sons P.C.
I would add that my mother has been telling me for many years that her grandfather Daniel Price was murdered in a street fight in Llanelly and years later her mother pointed out the person who killed him as he still walked the streets of Llanelly.

Regards the birthdates of William Thomas Jane and Louisa the letter Griff's mother recieved from Williams family in ...
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Griff rhys jones follow up

Really interesting program which left a lots of unanswered questions.
After the program I had to look up the census as I was intrigued to find why the Daniel
in Llanelly was selected as the correct one .
- also I have a family interest in Llanelly myself.
As a result I think I may have found Sarah Louise in 1901.

Here is a brief account of my suggestions:-

I looked at the 1891 ...
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Griff Rhys Jones

What a fabulous episode! The story had everything: mystery, tragedy, poverty and hard times. A sobering story indeed and only Griff's great grandmother seemed to escape relatively unscathed.

These celebrities certainly take a risk having their story told on TV - who knows what will turn up!?

I enjoyed watching Griff explore his family history. He seemed genuine and sincere and acted just like a regular family historian when confronted with similar discoveries.

Excellent ...
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