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
A new book shows the terrible price paid by the labourers who serviced machines, pushed coal carts and turned the wheels that drove the Industrial Revolution.
Frankford Power Plant
So after the Steam Plant trip we decided to make a 2nd attempt at the power plant. When we returned we found all the workers had gone and decided to make a try at getting inside. I had heard there was a new hole cut in the fence somewhere and that if we walked the fence line we would find it. When…
30 Days of gratitude- Day 8
Today I am grateful for technology. I have learnt so much via the internet. I can be contacted or contact somebody via the mobile phone any time of the day and nearly anywhere (depending on coverage) and don't need to carry much cash on me just my debit/credit card. I think back to when I was a teenager and there was no such thing as a mobile phone, the internet, ATM machines, ipods, how things have changed in a rather short period of time.
25 Interesting Historical Photos – Part 152 | KickassFacts.com - Page 3
21. A night soil man who used to take away human waste to be used in fertilizer, Dunston, Lincolnshire, England, 1872. 22. Futurist artist and composer Luigi Russolo and his assistant Ugo Piatti with their intonarumori (experimental noise machines), in Milan, Italy, January 1st, 1913. 23. A Marine stands watch in an observation tower as Lieutenant Commander… - Page 3
1907 Steam Engine Electric Generator
This massive two story tall steam engine might have provided electricity for a single city or a large factory in Germany at the turn of the 20th century. Steel Engraving from a German Reference book 1907.