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Children in the Mines – Talk by Alan Davis
Thursday, 17th May @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm£2.50
Children in the Mines
Thursday 17th May, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Museum of Wigan Life, £2.50 including tea/coffee
The 1842 Children’s Employment Commission (Mines) contained shocking verbatim evidence from men women and children working in the Lancashire coal industry, leading to the Coal Mines Act 1842. The Act banned women and girls from working in coal mines and boys had to be aged ten at least. Evidence from local mineworkers is featured in the presentation.