The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2574   Message #2685756
Posted By: r.padgett
23-Jul-09 - 02:39 AM
Thread Name: The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw-child miner
Subject: RE: child labor & girl coal miner (Patience Kershaw)
I do think that there is a song called "Jamie's been murdered by the overseers" mills and child labour

This was on a Derbyshire recording certainly involving Mick Peat probably Ripley Wayfarers

Also Poverty Knocks (see Yorkshire Garland website women in mills fromn young age

Re Patience Kershaw incident at Huskar Pit, Silkstone nr Barnsley occurred in 1838, took until 1842 for the inquiry to take place into children and women working in the mines ~ in which the details of Patience Kershaw became encapsulated. It is a stunning song, made popular by Roy Bailey and sung by Kathryn Roberts being most local to the events