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Determined Dan reaches £20k with help from Cockburn School

We previously reported last year on Cockburn School student, nicknamed “Determined Dan” having gone through brain surgery four times. “I’m determined to fight cancer and I’m determined to help other people going through similar situations” he said. Daniel remains in good health and he has been extra resilient during these

1842 Children’s Employment Commission visits Middleton

In the 1830’s there was a movement towards social reform, especially towards the employment of children in the burgeoning industry of the early industrial revolution. In 1833 Parliament enacted the Factory Act which prevented the employment of children under nine from working in textile mills. Following this was a campaign