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Work and Leisure in the Early 1900s

Community and Remembrance

This clip looks at work and leisure at the turn of the century. First we explore what life was like for children in the early 1900s. While primary schools were common, most children left school at 13 to work long hours, often in poor conditions to help support their families. Next we look at domestic labour, a common occupation before automated appliances and wider employment opportunities. Finally we imagine what it must have been like before there was a TV in every home, when the piano was the most popular form of entertainment. Common childhood entertainment as well as innovations like the gramophone and cinema are discussed.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2014
Duration: 9 min
Series: Community and Remembrance
Printable Resources: Yes

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