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Article about the "Boy Labour" question in County Durham (PDF, 8 pages, 675KB) 

Boy Labour during the First World War

Discussions in County Durham

During the First World War there were discussions in the County as to whether boys aged 13-14 should be allowed to leave school, particularly because of shortage of manpower for the mining industry. Mel Brown has looked at County Council records and the local newspapers in order to put together a summary of the “Boy Labour” question.

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Contributed by Mel Brown

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