A Dangerous Place to Work!
This book tells the story of the employment of women and children right across the mining industries of Devon and Cornwall, up until the second half of the 20th century. It includes their work at the clay works, slate quarries, foundries, smelters, and gunpowder and explosives works, as well as at the mines.
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