A Dangerous Place to Work!

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Lulu.com, May 1, 2008 - History - 108 pages
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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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Contents

Bal Boys
15
At the Counthouse
25
At the Clay Works
31
Slate Dressers and Packers
39
Smelters Foundries and
47
At the Explosives Works
57
Women Traders and Managers
73
Interviews Bal Maidens 1841
81
Interviews Bal Boys 1841
87
Bibliography
93
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