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Robert Blinco, a child labourer describes life in a Victorian workhouse

Robert Blinco, a child labourer  describes life in a Victorian workhouse
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Key Info
  • Robert Blinco, a child labourer describes life in a Victorian workhouse
  • Duration: 01:06
  • Sinead Oram, a student at Newport Animation School, brings to life one of the most famous child labourers of the Victoria era, Robert Blincoe. The narrator explains the promises made to the children arriving at the mill and what the children were actually given in reality. This clip from ‘The Children Who Built Victorian Britain’ was first broadcast on BBC Four : bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t6t3r on 28 January 2011. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Victorians: Child Labour

  • Keywords: Robert Blincoe, victorian, animation, workhouse, children, child labour, cotton mill, history
Ideas for use in class
  • Research who Robert Blincoe was and why he is famous.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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