Child labour

Because mechanisation in the cotton and woollen industries meant that little skill or physical strength was required to operate the machines, employers began to recruit women and children in their mills.

Small children could also carry out tasks beneath and within the machinery which grown adults could not manage.

The Calendar of Events gives many examples of accidents involving children working in the mills and mines of the district.

See Child workers at I. & I. Calvert's mills

This Foldout collects some entries relating to child labour

John  Ambler

Henry Binns
James Booth & Son
A Brief Description of a Tour Through Calder Dale

Calvert child workers
I. & I. Calvert
Clifton: Coal Mining
Colne Bridge Mill
Continuation school
George Crabtree
Cragg Mills
Crossley's Carpets: John Crossley & Sons Limited
Henry  Crowther
Joseph  Crowther
Rev  Thomas Crowther

Thomas  Dyson

Factory Acts
Factory Fine Fund
Factory school
John  Fielden
Samuel  Firth

Titus Gaukroger & Son
Mr  Geslicar
William Greenup
William  Greenwood
Joshua Greenwood & Sons

Halifax Master Worsted Spinners
Joseph  Halliday
John  Hanson
Health & Morals of Apprentices in Cotton Mills Act [1802]
G. & I. Hinchliffe
Horsfall & Halliday
Horsfall  & Sons
William  Howarth

Industrial disease
Industrial school
Infant mortality
Lola  Irvine

Peter  Keegan
Peter  Keegan

Stephen Keegan
Kirkdale Industrial School, Liverpool

Ely Law
Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel
Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Graveyard

John  Milner

Richard  Oastler

Peel House Mill, Luddenden
Thomas  Pickles
Benjamin Platt & Sons
Timothy  Priestley

Mr  Rawson
Samuel  Taylor Rigge
Rev Charles Rogers

Saint John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale
Saint Mary's National School, Halifax
Sir  Titus Salt
W.  Slater
Sarah  Smith
Samuel & William Smith
Spinning jenny
Sunday Schools [General Notes]
Mr  Sutcliffe
John  Swallow

Joseph  Taylor
Ten Hours Act [1847]

Walker & Edmondson
Richard  Webster
Wellington Mills, Halifax
John Whitehead
James  Whiteley
Robert Whitworth & Company
Sutcliffe Willcock
Woodvale Cotton Mills, Brighouse

The Greenwood family of Cragg Vale
The Hinchliffe family of Cragg Vale
The Whitworth family of Luddendenfoot

© Malcolm Bull 2021
Revised 11:20 / 25th November 2021 / 8809

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