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Moreland match Factory Gloucester England's Glory

Churned out by the billions in enormous unsafe factories, matches were indispensable whether the aim was repelling Morlocks or merely lighting one’s pipe.

Matchgirls participating in a strike against Bryant & May in London, 1888.

Shared comment: Victorian match girls 1888 worked in terrible conditions, 14 hours a day for very little wages. Phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of skin and phossy jaw, a type of facial bone cancer.

Drawing of the Moreland Match Factory

Drawing of the Moreland Match Factory