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Factory work for children (dramatisation)

Charles Dickens presents a topical chat show about workhouses in Victorian times. We hear from a cotton mill owner about the benefits of employing young children in this dangerous work. He talks about his morning routine and the noise levels in the factory. We see the types of jobs the boys do as well as hearing about the risk of injury involved in working near the machines. We also get to look at the houses that Mr Dugdale supplies for the family's working at the factory.

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4 minutes