The History of Leith

September 7, 2007

Mills were satanic – but homes were worse


WORKING conditions for children in Victorian Britain are often described as one of the bleakest chapters in social history with even the youngest employees forced to perform backbreaking duties.

But while 12-hour days and low pay were commonplace, a new insight into the world of the young worker is revealed in government papers that have just been released online. for more click here

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