London in the 1920's-chimney sweep.  I cried in Mary Poppins when they left. I desperately wanted to be one

London in the 1920's-chimney sweep. I cried in Mary Poppins when they left. I desperately wanted to be one

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U.K. Industrial Revolution, XIX Century. Child chimney sweeps often had to crawl through holes only 18in wide - and cruel masters would light fires to make them climb faster. Many fell to their deaths

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

U.K. Industrial Revolution, XIX Century. Child chimney sweeps often had to crawl through holes only 18in wide - and cruel masters would light fires to make them climb faster. Many fell to their deaths

George Stahl, chimney sweep, in stovepipe hat, photographed outside the London Hat Cleaner 1931.

George Stahl, chimney sweep, in stovepipe hat, photographed outside the London Hat Cleaner 1931.

Chimney sweeping developed as a necessary profession as a result of two innovations… the invention of the chimney and the use of coal as a fuel source for heating. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Chimney sweeping developed as a necessary profession as a result of two innovations… the invention of the chimney and the use of coal as a fuel source for heating. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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