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‘Wife got so drunk she could hardly sit in the cart. Dirty children. On point of reporting parents’: Graduate’s withering study of her own village which the subjects tried to ban

The scandalous observations of a social pioneer who documented the ‘moral lapses’ of neighbours in her rural village have been revealed a century after her death.

Graduate Maud Davies, 29, described villagers in Corsley, Wiltshire, as ‘rather rough’ and a ‘dirty lot’ in her sociological study, prompting her mortified neighbours to try and block the paper from being published. for more click here

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