World Collections Resources

From Mok the gorilla to Viking rings - fascinating objects from around the world

Explore

First World War Centenary led by IWM

Resources
Skip to main content
Accessibility Options | About us | Site Map

Through a Victorian Child's Eye

Bad things

"Dad was reading the paper this morning and saw that our neighbour had got himself into trouble for fighting. One of the dogs that lives on Swan's Yard has to be put down for biting people too. There were quite a few robberies as well. Mam got worried about Dad working in the area where these were happening, but Dad said that people have always done 'bad' things - we just hear about them more now. I wonder if he's right?" 


Trouble at t'mill and everywhere else!

Did people do 'bad' things in Victorian times?


Sticks and stones might break my bones, but names will never hurt me...

Look at the first article which mentions a girl of 14 hitting and calling another 'girl' names, but do you notice anything strange about the other girl's age?


Would you expect to see an event like this dealt with in court?

What would happen today?


The Victorians believed strongly that it was a father's and husband's duty to look after their families.

Who do you think would have to pay to look after families if the fathers did not? Do you think this worked?


Look at the second report on 'caution to dog owners':
This shows that dangerous dogs are not a new thing. Today there is a law called the Dangerous Dogs Act which is designed to keep people and other animals safe from dogs by muzzling them. As you can seen from this news report, they had the same problems in Victorian Huddersfield.




 
Document icon Learning article provided by: Huddersfield Local Studies Library | 

Comment on this page

  • Posted by anomounos on 18/04/2009

    i think instead of having what do u think u sshould have been done about this it should be more basic , true facts

This content is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA
RSS SubscribeXHTML CompliantCSS 2.0 Compliant
Accessibility Statement | Terms of Use | Site Map
Copyright © My Learning 2014. All Rights Reserved
Website by: The Digital Learning Agency