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Featured Memory: "Paines"
At the age of 14 my father began work as an apprentice pawnbroker for the firm W. Paines & Co. at their Strood branch on the corner of High Street, and Station Road. The firm had 3 branches. The apprenticeship lasted 5 years, followed by a period of ‘improving’. When dad had finished his 5 year apprenticeship (age 19) he went to work at ...Read full memory.