BBC: Rare Medal Protecting Bearer from Press Gangs on Show

Discussion in 'History' started by soleil, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. Thats pretty intriguing, wonder how many people were pressganged anyway and the medal flogged for profit by the pressganger. lol
     
  2. Re: BBC: Rare Medal Protecting Bearer from Press Gangs on Sh

    I recently read a book titled " The Red Rocks Of Eddystone " and it mentioned the problems of Pressing, Smeaton was losing his skilled stonemasons who were building the lighthouse in a shed in Guz dockyard.

    Alas the tokens were not always treated with due consideration by the Press gangs, he continued to lose valuable workers.

    Great back then, " The Good Old Days " pop out to get the paper and a roll of shag, end up doing a four year stint on a wooden prison with the bonus of possibly drowning.
     

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