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The Children Who Built Victorian Britain
« on: Sunday 06 February 11 09:49 GMT (UK) »
Just came across this on iPlayer, I missed the actual transmission.

All of us have ancestors who worked in what we would now call childhood. The programme looks at how children were employed, and more interestingly, what their attitudes were to their employment.

Only around on iPlayer until 8th Feb, so download it soon if you can.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: The Children Who Built Victorian Britain
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 February 11 10:08 GMT (UK) »
I saw the original transmission.  It was very interesting, but I wasn't too keen on the 'Watch with Mother' approach.  Why do they have to dumb everything down?

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Re: The Children Who Built Victorian Britain
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 February 11 12:15 GMT (UK) »
Think it's maybe aimed at showing in schools  or perhaps the pictures were from childrens drawings that had been animated  :-\

Other than those bits I quite enjoyed the programme and had never thought of some of the points - children being one reason for successful industrial age and when they had grown up being responsible for the changes in employment laws and start of schools. At least that's the impression the presenter gave me  :)

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