To try to keep the size of the file down this is just the body of an Apprentice's Indenture in 1947. The full document measures 16 inches by 11 and a bit.

I was particularly intrigued by the fact that I was agreeing that I would not 'frequent Taverns and Alehouses', so, naturally, my first call after signing was to the pub with some of the senior boys to taste my first pint of beer.

As was common at the time, I left an allotment of half my pay to my Mother to help her out in bringing up my four younger sisters.

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