You know I could not understand the death due to bronchitis that my
gggrandfather died of there in England...I mean I know the air was not
great but to die of something like that was beyon me...that is until I
went looking for 'The Pottery' in Sutton Heath on the internet...John
Naylor was a 'clay getter ' clay is used for pottery and bricks right?
Well I have not found anything relating to clay in Sutton Heath that
I am trying to find but have found sites refering to pottery
factories....one site told of the working conditions in the
Staffordshire Potteries....talk about a eye opener on working
conditions back in the 1800s in those places
and if you ck on More interviews with Children at the bottom of the
page you read more also the Selection of Interviews has more.....after
reading this info I wonder how anyone managed to survive working in
those places children and adults alike...
This site may apply to Staffordshire Potteries but places everywhere
were the same ...
If you have the time to read some of this you will get a good insight
into how your ancestor's life was if they worked in these fields...
Scriven Report on Child Employment
Names I am researching in St Helens area, Lancs UK are NAYLOR,
HOLDEN/HOLDING, GARVEY and associated surnames...