Victorian History’s Dark Secrets (Seminar Series)

Join us at the shop Thursday, Jan. 31 – 7 to 8pm for the first in our monthly series of Seminars hosted by our resident Archæologist & Historian Seika Groves;

sweeps-boyOur first topic: Little Jim Chimney Sweep – The Harsh Reality of the Child Labourer

The singing & dancing Sweeps of Mary Poppins bear little resemblance to the reality of the job in Victorian England. Master Sweeps took on apprentices – workhouse boys, or purchased from their parents as young as four – and trained them to climb into hot flues that could be as narrow as 9 inches square! Danger was daily; they could get jammed in the flue, suffocate or burn to death…

A small fee of $5/p.p. – maximum of 12 people.

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