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Post by GillH » January 25th, 2021, 3:22 pm

Thanks again, Peter.
Re-Edited Section 43 (33:43)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_43_mayhew_128kb.mp3


Yes, yet people today take the advantage of 'stupidly cheap' prices, not considering the sweat shops and/or child labour still involved to make them able to be sold so cheaply. And the 'better' brands are no guarantee that all the people involved are getting living wages. We're so removed from the sources of what we buy now that we generally don't consider them all.

I wonder if a side-effect of the pandemic will be that people will buy more local products - actually I think that is happening - and fewer but better quality items.

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Post by Peter Why » January 25th, 2021, 4:18 pm

Section 43 PL okay.

The trouble is that many people feel that they *have* to buy food and other stuff as cheaply they can. It's difficult for someone on "the living wage" to turn down a loaf of bread for 40p when a loaf of properly baked bread can cost almost ten times as much. And it's never made clear what the nutritional differences are.

As you say, it's true for clothing and other things. How can we know about the chain of workers that create what we wear and use?

My Ikea chairs are starting to come apart at the joints after a few years; a hand-made chair can last for generations ... but I buy Ikea.

Strange world.

People *are* buying locally, it's true, but I suspect that most will return to the supermarkets when they can. For too many people, the money saved is vital.

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Post by GillH » January 27th, 2021, 3:59 pm

Section 44 (24:39)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_44_mayhew_128kb.mp3

Garret Masters Part 2 (Pages 225 - 228)

These men tried so hard to make an honest living.

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Post by Peter Why » January 28th, 2021, 1:36 am

Section 25 is a little quiet, at 85.8 dB, according to Checker. Would you like to bring it up a little, Gill?

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Post by GillH » January 28th, 2021, 8:24 am

I've just run 25 through Checker and I get 89.6 dB.

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Post by Peter Why » January 28th, 2021, 9:25 am

Strange; I only put it through Checker because it looked so quiet on the Audacity sonogram. Should we get another opinion?

I'll PL the copy that I have.

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Post by GillH » January 28th, 2021, 9:46 am

Section 45 (31:30)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_45_mayhew_128kb.mp3

Garret Masters Part 3 with Doll's-Eye Maker
(pages 228 - 233)

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Post by GillH » January 28th, 2021, 9:47 am

Peter Why wrote:
January 28th, 2021, 9:25 am
Strange; I only put it through Checker because it looked so quiet on the Audacity sonogram. Should we get another opinion?

I'll PL the copy that I have.

Peter
I don't know what's happened but I downloaded the file from the MW and it gives me 89.6 dB. But why did you decide to PL this section again? Did you mean to say Section 25 or 44?

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Post by Peter Why » January 28th, 2021, 9:57 am

Sorry ... typing error. 44, not 25.

EDIT: Wait a moment; I'll try to sort out what's happened. Yes, it's 44 that's a little quiet. I'm sorry for the confusion.
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Post by GillH » January 28th, 2021, 9:59 am

Amplified Section 44 (24:39)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_44_mayhew_128kb.mp3


No problem, Peter. Sorry I didn't catch it before the first upload.

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Post by Peter Why » January 30th, 2021, 4:54 am

Section 44 PL okay.

Depressing; he's showing so clearly one of the problems with capitalism.

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Post by GillH » January 31st, 2021, 3:33 pm

Section 46 (30:50)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_46_mayhew_128kb.mp3

Coal Heavers Part 1
(Pages 233 - 237)

Absolutely diabolical conditions of work – forced to spend pretty much all their wages in the pub. I wonder if the wives didn’t quite believe it. Utterly heartless ‘employers’.

Mayhew’s arithmetic is interesting again:
he says a group of 28,000 individuals are more than twice as many as the next group who count 23,500 persons. Hmm...

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Post by GillH » January 31st, 2021, 3:54 pm

Sorry to do this to you, Peter, but I realised I shouldn't have said "Part 1" after "Skilled and Unskilled Labour" in Section 43, then shouldn't have mentioned that title at all in subsequent sections, to match what I did at the beginning of the volume. I've done these little edits. Would you mind just okaying 43 and 44 as Spot PLs? :? I will re-post Section 45 with the change too.

Section 43 (33:42)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_43_mayhew_128kb.mp3
- deleted "Part 1" after "Skilled and Unskilled Labour" at 16s.


Section 44 (24:35)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_44_mayhew_128kb.mp3
Deleted "Skilled and Unskilled Labour Part 2" at 13s (before "Garret Masters Part 2")

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Post by GillH » January 31st, 2021, 4:08 pm

Section 45 (31:26)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_45_mayhew_128kb.mp3
Garret Masters Part 3

[Deleted "Skilled and Unskilled Labour Part 3" at 14s (before "Garret Masters Part 3") ]

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Post by Peter Why » January 31st, 2021, 4:55 pm

That's no worry, Gill. I've downloaded them, but it's getting late, so I'll check them tomorrow.

Peter
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