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Buried childhoods - Child labour in the mining and quarrying sector

Jestoni* quit school at age 14 in order to take part in small-scale mining as a means to help support his family. They had abandoned farming for mining because of frequent flooding in their region of the Philippines. 1,164 more words

Child Labor

Child labour: Selected list of mining and quarrying tasks, hazards, and potential consequences

One million of the world’s 168 million child labourers work in mining and quarrying. The table below outlines some of the tasks, hazards, and potential consequences faced by children who work in this sector–the most hazardous sector for children. 22 more words

Child Labor

Workers told that more than 20 jobs to go at stricken Lisnaskea quarrying and construction contractor P Clarke & Sons

Management seek volunteers for redundancy but fail to engage with union

Local union activists calls on local political leaders to establish taskforce to respond to employment crisis in Fermanagh… 395 more words

Press Releases

Destination: Stonington

Another of the places we like to visit by boat is Stonington. Some say it is Maine’s version of a frontier town and I can’t imagine it ever being any different. 351 more words


Working on Charlotte's sculpture

A good day working with Charlotte McKeown, the young sculpture design competition winner, in the Strode College workshop. We made good progress with the development of her fantastic sculpture ideas in advance of the launch day at The Somerset Earth Science Centre next weekend.

Duncan Cameron 30/6/15

The Quarryman's Story: Images from the Tunstead Photographic Archive

News reaches us from Discover Buxton, of an archive collection which tells “the story of limestone quarrying, through cine film, TV broadcasts and images stretching back over 120 years”.   7 more words


Stonemasonry: A day in the life

I have always wanted to know what it feels like to pick up chisel and mallet and create stone carvings like a medieval mason. Fortunately, a few weeks ago I took a long-overdue stonemasonry course which allowed me to indulge this passion for all things practical and petrological. 784 more words