Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives: The Industrial Revolution In Lancashire

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Working families in Victorian Lancashire had few choices. Work; starve; or face the workhouse and the break up of their family. Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives recreates everyday life for textile workers, canal boat families, coalminers, metal workers, navvies and glassblowers using contemporary eyewitness accounts and interviews. It depicts the dire state of towns and the dreadful hazards workers faced on a daily basis. Who was the 'knocker-upper'? Why did families eat 'tommyrot'? Why couldn't 'Lump Lad' sleep soundly in his bed? Men, women and children endured incredibly long working house in appalling conditions - but their toil helped make Britain 'Great'.

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Sue Wilkes was born in Lancashire. Her grandmother and great-grandmother worked in the textile industries; her grandfather and great-grandfather were colliers. Sue read Physics as Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

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