The story of Thomas Whitehead

“2nd April, 1752: Thomas Whitehead, working Brazier in Chick Lane, West Smithfield attending the Board and preparing to take John Crawford as an apprentice upon having the sum of £5 and his cloaths and the said John Crawford being willing to be bound when he is of proper age it is resolved that this board doth agree to the said proposal”.


So the trustees were happy that Thomas Whitehead was going to leave school and learn to be a brazier, making metal baskets to contain logs or wood as they burned. They agreed to help to pay for Thomas’ training, and to let him keep his school clothes.