The Child Workers at the mills of I. & I. Calvert

From 1879, I. & I. Calvert began to transport children – mostly girls aged from 12 years old – from Liverpool to work in their mills.

In the 1890s, seventy girls were brought from Kirkdale Industrial School, Liverpool, to work in the mill.

A gravestone recording the deaths of many of the mill's orphan employees can be seen in the graveyard of Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel:

and the gravestone leaves plenty of space for further deaths.

See Child Labour

© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 08:32 /5th March 2018 / mmc126 / 4205

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