What is the job of a Hurrier?


What is the job of a Hurrier?

A hurrier, also sometimes called a coal drawer or coal thruster, was a child or woman employed by a collier to transport the coal that they had mined. Women would normally get the children to help them because of the difficulty of carrying the coal.

What jobs did kids do in the coal mines?

In coal mines, children would crawl through tunnels too narrow and low for adults. They also worked as errand boys, crossing sweepers, shoe blacks, or selling matches, flowers, and other cheap goods.

What is a trapper in Victorian times?

The trapper was often the youngest member of the family working underground. Their job was simple: to open and close the wooden doors (trap doors) that allowed fresh air to flow through the mine. They would usually sit in total darkness for up to twelve hours at a time, waiting to let the coal tub through the door.

What jobs did Victorians do?

Children worked on farms, in homes as servants, and in factories. Children provided a variety of skills and would do jobs that were as varied as needing to be small and work as a scavenger in a cotton mill to having to push heavy coal trucks along tunnels in coal mines. There were so many different jobs!

How much did Victorian child miners get paid?

Workers were often required to clean their machines during their mealtimes. Low wages – a typical wage for male workers was about 15 shillings (75p) a week, but women and children were paid much less, with women earning seven shillings (35p) and children three shillings (15p).

What did a breaker boy do?

Breaker boys worked in the coal mines. Their main job was to separate chunks of coal by hand. As coal came down the conveyor belt, they would break up the coal into common sized pieces and also separate out any things like rocks, clay and soil.

Was mining a well paid job?

Although mining was hard work and dangerous, compared with other manual jobs working underground was relatively well paid. Families would work together in a team and the amount of money they earned depended on how much coal they brought up to the surface.

What did poor Victorians work as?

Poor people could work in mines, in mills and factories, or in workhouses. Whole families would sometimes have to work so they’d all have enough money to buy food.

What is a tipple boy?

A tipple boy was a worker who worked in the tipple, a structure used at a mine to load coal for transport, typically into railroad hopper cars. Since tipple workers in Hine’s photos were wearing headlamps, it is likely that they often traveled down into the mine.

What was a carman?

1 : one who drives or conveys goods in a car or cart : carter. 2 : a motorman or conductor on an electric railway. 3 : a worker who handles or guides the handling of materials conveyed in cars (as in a mine, mill, or factory)

What jobs did Victorian adults do?

Jobs In The Victorian Era: A to Z

  • Ashman. Dustman, or Refuse Collector.
  • Beadsman. A person employed to pray for his employer, or the inhabitant of an almshouse, poorhouse or hospital.
  • Claker. A magician or astrologer.
  • Dog Whipper.
  • Expressman.
  • Faker.
  • Groundsel & Chickweed Seller.
  • Hoggard.

Which job is better for a girl?


1 Teacher
2 Civil services(UPSC, state psc)
3 Doctor / Nurse
4 Beautician / Makeup Artist
5 Blogger