Stoke-on-Trent Local History - Audio & Video


You can listen to this audio programme in real time 
(no need to wait for files to download). 

SOURCE: the Staffordshire Multimedia Archive Web Site.


Working conditions for children:

Denis Stuart introduces the survey of conditions for child labour in the Potteries area in the middle of the 19th century.  

(Broadcast on 02/04/1969, duration: 25:21. BBC Radio Stoke)  

also see: | Scrivens 1842 report into child labour in the Potteries |
also see: | focus on Education in the Potteries |


Pit boy: 

Reuben Cope of Bentilee is recalling his days as a boy miner fifty or so years ago.
Listen to the Potteries dialect.

 (Broadcast on 30/06/1974, duration: 14:45 BBC Radio Stoke)  

also see: | Potteries Dialect |




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