Edward describes the difficulty of life in 1918. Shortages are making it hard to find vegetables and material for clothing, with news of more losses in battle adding to their worries.
Explore what it was like to be a child during different times in history!
Listen to the diary entries of Edward Hampton and discover what life was like between 1914 and 1918. What subjects were taught at school, what could people do for entertainment and how did children help with the war effort?
Then, Dan and Bex have found a book that transports them back to Victorian Britain! They’re exploring all the grim and nasty jobs that children just like you had to do in the past, from picking up poop to popping up chimneys.
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Dan and Bex find out that even after schools became compulsory – and free – not everyone was happy to attend.
Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, find out that it’s not just coal that’s mined – clay, slate and other minerals all involved child workers.
Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, learn what life was like for child workers in Victorian factories.
Dan and Bex find out about the jobs kids did on the transport networks – canals, roads and railways – with help from Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal.