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  An attack on a workhouse in Stockport
An attack on a workhouse in Stockport
Lord Ashley
Lord Shaftesbury (formerly known as Lord Ashley)
 

Lord Shaftesbury spent most of his life trying to improve the lives of the poorest and most oppressed people in Britain, but his most famous work was in the preparation of the 'First Report of the Children's Employment Commissioners: Mines and Collieries' in 1842.

In the report, Shaftesbury printed many pictures of working conditions in mines and also included accounts of interviews with workers.

Look at these pictures, and read the accounts from the report in source 4 of the Industrial Nation.

ZPER 34/1; newspaper description of Lord Ashley

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Prints of young persons included in Lord Ashley's report on children
Prints of young persons included in Lord Ashley's report on children
Trammers pulled sledges of coal