Children Working in 19th Century Coal Mines

Children Working in 19th Century Coal Mines – a selection of websites including specific content created for school students.

Tuttle, Caroline (no date given) Child labor (sic) during the British industrial revolution Retrieved from Economic History Association website

Dean, Jacqui & Fines, John (201) Children in Victorian Britain: down the mine Retrieved from Primary History Association website

Further information

For a more detailed case study you might want to take a look at the Huskar pit disaster of 1838 where 26 children were drowned when the Huskar Pit flooded. You can find more information on the Wikipedia page and the Peniston history archive.

The 1842 Report on child labour, 1842 can be found on the British Library website, with the full report on The Coal mining History Resource Centre.