Translate

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Boys cleaning chimneys

On 7 August 1840 the British parliament voted to ban boys from cleaning chimneys by climbing up them. But the act was often ignored. In 1875 a new law said chimney sweeps had to register with the authorities and be given a certificate, which they would lose if they were found to be breaking the law.

No comments:

Post a Comment