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Child Labor in Britain - Reduced to 10 Hours

Advocates for children in Britain - wishing to help alleviate the suffering of working youngsters - convinced lawmakers to reduce the work day to 10 hours.

Child miners had to endure all kinds of misery.  Beyond the rats and roaches, they could only use candles - to lighten a bit of the darkness - if they could afford one.  Pit girls, as young as eight, were forced to work with no light at all.


Media Credits

Clip from "The Children Who Built Victorian Britain," copyright BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip online via the BBC Channel at YouTube.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.

Presenter:
Jane Humphries

Director:
Julian Carey

Producer:
Julian Carey

Executive Producer:
Christina Macauley

 

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