New Lanark - the child workers:

Women and children formed a large proportion of the ill-paid mill workforce. Most came from the countryside or the poorhouse. Children were especially favoured because apart from being cheap, they were able to crawl under the machine and sweep away fluff during spinning. Annie Dunleany, Education Officer at New Lanark explains what life was like for the child workers of New Lanark Mill. Willie Hastie a tour guide explains the spinning process.