Blaenavon Ironworks

Visit to Blaenavon Ironworks looking at its history.

Child labour in the coal industry

The work of children in Victorian coal mines with underground views at Big Pit Museum.

Children working in coal mines

What life was like for children who worked in the mines during the Industrial Revolution.

Children working in textile mills

What was life like for children apprenticed in textile mills?

Coal mining - early techniques

History of coal mining in Blaenavon - outcrop mining, coal races, bell pits, drift mines.

Coal mining - reasons for using child labour

A look at poverty in Victorian Wales and the use of child labour in the coal industry.

Health and housing in the 19th century

A report on the dire health of the working poor in some 19th century cities.

Life of Thomas Telford

A short history of the renowned engineer, Thomas Telford.

Penrhyn slate quarry

Working conditions of people in the slate industry in Bethesda early in the 20th century.

Poor housing in London in the 1880s

How health and housing concerned reformers and philanthropists of the late 19th century.

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