25 thoughts on “Local History Week

  1. Someone would go around and tap the window with a long stick to wake the miners up early so they wouldn’t miss work.They were called ‘Knocker-Up,’

  2. The Hurrier and the Thruster
    The older children and women were employed as hurriers, pulling and pushing tubs full of coal along roadways from the coal face to the pit-bottom. The younger children worked in pairs, one as a hurrier, the other as a thruster, but the older children and women worked alone.


  3. Coal was the main source of power in Victorian times. It was used for cooking and heating, and for driving machinery, trains and steam ships


    • A trapper, only 10 years old killed in an explosion

  4. Thea and Julia learnt that it must of been uncomfortable and some kids must had claustrophobic. It have been horrible to work in the dusty, dirty and horrid.

  5. We have learnt that trappers opened and shut wooden doors and that drawers pulled heavy carts of cut coals.

  6. Did you know how many people worked in the mines?A lot of children and also it changes all the time. Sometimes they work in a group in three or four.

  7. Today we learnt that people have been forced to go down into the minds and get coal. Sadly, most children have died in the odorous, dirty and disgusting minds. Also, people have been injured really badly because of explosions and huge rocks.

  8. Did you know that children in the mines caught illness like chicken pox from coal dust?

  9. Today l’v learnt that the the victorians didn’t like doing there jobs at all .

  10. Today me and my partner learnt that people the age of 5 or 6 could go in the mines and dig for coal.

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