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1817

The Dole-ites Named and Shamed - At this time the poor were often picked on for being idle, there was plenty work needed doing around the town.  It was therefore agreed by the ratepayers that the names of the unemployed should be pinned up in the tap rooms of the pubs of Prittlewell and Southend in an attempt to shame them into work.

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