THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
BRITAIN BEFORE THE
•Living conditions are very poor
•There are many diseases that are being spread across
•Children are unhealthy and are not receiving
•There are limited ways of transport which are not very
•People are relying on their community and the
to think up of new ideas of improvement.
•The atmosphere and appearance of cities are very
to see and to live in
WHY DID BRITAIN NEED THE
•Bradford and many other cities were in a very difficult
stage at that moment in time.
• An average home would have consisted of two rooms
which would have been used for cooking, sleeping, eating
•The uncleanness of streets and roads caused for conditions
to become more difficult for people to cope with.
• These conditions caused diseases such as cholera and
people had a high risk of dying as medical knowledge was
very uncommon at the time.
•Wool combers would have especially needed more help as
they would work every day of the week with a moderate
WERE NEWLY INVENTED
MACHINES A BENIFET?
Many machines were being invented during the
Industrial Revolution. But were they beneficial to all
•Often, when machines were invented, hundreds and
sometimes thousands of people would lose their jobs
which caused for them and their families to be very
unstable and sometimes live without any income for a
long period of time.
•Machines were only beneficial to those who had
invented them and to traders. As far as workers were
concerned, nobody raised any concern.
•Transport was a major issue which had to improved.
Transport used at the time was horse and cart.
•Transport had to be improved. Without an improvement
in transportation, journeys from one place to another
would have taken days on horse and cart.
•Water transport was also available at the time which
was used to carry heavy and large amounts of goods. In the
1750’s, rivers had many bends or obstructions.
•Road conditions were also very difficult to bare with.
Road traffic was growing rapidly. Parish officers finally
Put this to a stop when they began to form Turnpike
Education was also a major issue which had to be
developed. Children as young as the age of 8 worked in
factories and mills.
This caused for them to become:
•Unhealthy - children breathed in smoke form factories and
•Develop diseases – there was also a lack of medical
resources at the time
Education would improve lives of many people. It would
cause for people to:
•discover new inventions and for them to gain knowledge
in what the studied.
•Children especially would learn how to live their lives
healthily and better ways of life.
Working in factories and mills would damage health
and cause for children and adults to die earlier. This
would not achieve anything as the cotton industry
would remain the most popular fields of work and other
fields will remain untouched.
•Disease was very common during the Industrial revolution
and before. This was mainly because of working and living
•Cholera was very common and developed in dark and filthy
places which rarely saw sunlight.
• Almost 62,000 people died after catching the disease.
•Other illnesses and diseases were common as well such as
These diseases developed in only very unhygienic
circumstances where people died only because they had drank
water which had contained dirt. etc.
HOW CONDITIONS IMPROVED
Many more jobs were available when the Bridgewater
canal was built. Transport improved and there were
many more options available. Without the
improvement of transport:
•Goods could not have been carried to cities around
the UK and later, around the world.
•Bradford would not have been famous for the
quality cloth it produced and would not stand where
it is today.
•Goods could not be transported in large quantities as it
was later available.
•Many goods would be damaged and could not be used
once they had got to their destination