Immoral Young Fishermen

A High Street resident complained bitterly about the fishing class: “I would more especially direct your attention to the juniors; those chiefly from the age of 10 or 12 to 30: to their disgusting language, poured forth with stentorian lungs: to their obscene practices, even in broad daylight, and of which, from my own windows, I have been a daily witness.” The editor of the News was particularly concerned about “the deep depravity of morals which characterises that unhappy class”, the “victims of ignorance and vice”.