Because mechanisation in the cotton and woollen industries meant that little skill or physical strength was required to operate the machines, employers began to recruit women and children in their mills.
Small children could also carry out tasks beneath and within the machinery which grown adults could not manage.
The Calendar of Events gives many examples of accidents involving children working in the mills and mines of the district.
See Child workers at I. & I. Calvert's mills
This Foldout collects some entries relating to child labour
John Ambler Henry Binns James Booth & Son A Brief Description of a Tour Through Calder Dale I. & I. Calvert Mary Ellen Clark Clifton: Coal Mining Colne Bridge Mill Continuation school George Crabtree Cragg Mills Crossley's Carpets: John Crossley & Sons Limited Henry Crowther Joseph Crowther Rev Thomas Crowther Alice Devitt Doff Thomas Dyson Elizabeth Edwards Marie Emery Factory Acts Factory Fine Fund Factory school John Fielden Samuel Firth Titus Gaukroger & Son Mr Geslicar William Greenup William Greenwood Joshua Greenwood & Sons Halifax Master Worsted Spinners Joseph Halliday John Hanson Health & Morals of Apprentices in Cotton Mills Act  G. & I. Hinchliffe Horsfall & Halliday Horsfall & Sons William Howarth Industrial disease Industrial school Infant mortality Lola Irvine Jane Johnson
Peter Keegan Peter Keegan Stephen Keegan Kirkdale Industrial School, Liverpool Ely Law Annie Lockhart Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel Luddenden Dean Wesleyan Chapel: Graveyard John Milner Richard Oastler Peel House Mill, Luddenden Thomas Pickles Piecer Benjamin Platt & Sons Mr Priestley Timothy Priestley Mr Rawson Samuel Taylor Rigge Rev Charles Rogers Saint John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale Saint Mary's National School, Halifax Sir Titus Salt Sarah Shaw W. Slater Sarah Smith Samuel & William Smith Spinning Spinning jenny Sunday Schools [General Notes] Mr Sutcliffe John Swallow Joseph Taylor Ten Hours Act  Walker & Edmondson Richard Webster Wellington Mills, Halifax John Whitehead James Whiteley Robert Whitworth & Company Sutcliffe Willcock Woodvale Cotton Mills, Brighouse The Greenwood family of Cragg Vale The Hinchliffe family of Cragg Vale The Whitworth family of Luddendenfoot
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