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Pit Brow Lasses, Women Mine Workers In Wigan. The Mines Act Of 1842 Prohibited T ...

Pit Brow Lasses, Women Mine Workers In Wigan. The Mines Act Of 1842 Prohibited T ...

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Description: Pit Brow Lasses, women mine workers in Wigan. The Mines Act of 1842 prohibited the employment of women and girls and boys under the age of ten from working underground in coal mines. After 1842 many women continued to work at the pits but on the surface, sorting coal from dirt on the coal screens, as. More women were employed in this capacity in Lancashire than on any other coalfield.

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