KS2 HistoryLearning Outcomes:
During the Industrial Revolution, Bradford prospered as the textile industry developed. Over the 19th Century Bradford became the capital of worsted production. Many children worked in the Bradford mills often in horrific conditions.
This resource provides background information about Bradford’s worsted industry and, particularly, its use of child labour. There are images from the factories as well as quotes from mill workers. These provide a taster of the Terrible Times for Children display at Bradford Industrial Museum. The display in the Weaving Gallery gives children a sense of what their life would have been like if they had been born during the Industrial Revolution and worked in a textiles mill.
This resource reflects the display and covers:
Information sheets on the following topics are linked below :