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|As with many workers in the 1830s miners worked long hours.|
Some of the information in the jobs section gives you an idea of how long. Wages
were also fairly low, and mining itself was not a job many people wanted to do.
As the nineteenth century went on, the length of time worked and the wages received
did improve. Sources 3A and 3B show us some of the terms on which miners were
There are two sources to study in this section.
|Source 3A is a poster outlining
the conditions for workers at Donibristle Colliery in the 19th century.|
Click to enlarge the images, then answer the following question.
- How many days a week was each pitman expected
- Who was responsible for the upkeep of the house?
useful is Source C1 for investigating the hours and wages of miners in the nineteenth
|Source 3B is a notice of
the Rules and Regulations for Grange colliery from March 1847.|
to enlarge the image, then answer the following question.
- How many days a fortnight was a miner expected to work?
what way does section 3 of this source agree with section V of Source C1?
did supervisors expect miners to behave towards them?