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A Day in the Life of a Young Sheffield Steel Worker
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Age: How old I was when I started work

Age: How old I was when I started work.

Hi my name is Johnny. I’m an apprentice electrician in the Melting shop. I’m 19, I started work at Forge masters around about six months ago, October 2007.
I’m Sam Booth, I'm a maintenance electrician apprentice. I started work here October the first, 2007 and I’m currently 17.

I left school at fifteen and I started here on this site, January the first 1956.

I, Mr J E White, found that the youngest working children are to be found to be making cutlery. Girls as well as boys sometimes begin at seven and even six years old and one boy who I found at work had begun at five.