Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Children of the Industrial Revolution in Mines

Due Monday

Janae Lowary

on 4 January 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Children of the Industrial Revolution in Mines

Britain started to industrialize itself, and they
needed more coal for their stream engines and furnaces. Coal was in high demand and families needed money, so many people moved to London to work in the mines. Children were hired by mining companies and were paid very little for the amount of work that they did at a young age. Children of the Industrial Revolution: Mines The younger children often had the job of being a "trapper", which
opened the doors for the coal carts to travel through. The older children were the "coal bearers" who carried coal on their backs in big baskets, which was usually much to heavy for them to carry. Many small children had back problems and were deformed because of this work. In 1842 The Mines Act was passed which forbid women
and young girls to work in mines.
Soon afterwards it became illegal for boys under 12 to
work in mines.
Full transcript