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School Leaving Guidance Card 1934


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Ben Hendry.

"This is what pupils were given on leaving school. Ben left school at fourteen as he had to work because his mother was a widow by then. No social security in these days. Ben went to Leith Academy school. Then it didn’t matter if you were potential university material. If your parents couldn't afford to keep you on at school - you left and got a job." - Patricia Anderson (née Hendry)

Donor number: 0120-050

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