Early Closing Association

The Early Closing Association was formed in the United Kingdom in 1842 or 1843 to control the hours of labour in retail shops, and to abolish Sunday trading. It was promoted by Samuel Carter Hall, George Dawson and John Passmore Edwards, among others. ==Victoria (Australia)== A similar association was founded in Melbourne in the 1850s. Retail work...
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Early Closing Association

The Early Closing Association was established in 1842 to abridge the hours of labour, and to abolish Sunday trading. In 1888 a bill raised by Sir John Lubbock calling for shops to close at 8 pm and 10 pm on Saturday's was rejected by the commons. In 1904 the Shop Hours Act provided for the early closing of shops by 'closing order' under the local a...
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