By Willard Flint
Of the few folks steeped within the wisdom of this little recognized department of the Lighthouse provider, Mr. Flint needs to absolutely be thought of the chief. within the 1980’s Mr. Flint released the definitive historic list of all lightships and stations for the Coast defend and this glorious pamphlet stems from that activity. full of 29 unique b/w pictures, this book chronicles a few of the vital historical past, mess ups and existence aboard those vessels. a very good e-book.
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In addition to infant welfare and health regulation, during the 1950s subsidies were introduced to encourage local government to provide home help and library services, although the provision of all services, except health regulation, remained optional. At various times of high unemployment, councils also ‘developed into the key agencies for devising and implementing local employment schemes’13 with central government subsidy. Capital works and maintenance grants encouraged councils to provide facilities for youth, recreation and, from the 1950s on, senior citizens.
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