Child Employment Commission, 1841:: Joseph Hobden


No. 33.- Joseph Hobden (Low Moor), 29 years old :-

     Wages 14s. a week.

     Employed at the pit top; never worked at the bottom; would not like it, because not used to it. Them as is used to it, likes bottom better than top; would send his own children to the bottom as tight as be at the top; never does them any harm, except accidents, which happen both at the top and bottom; does not injure their health nor their eye-sight.