Members of the Hawks were lucky enough to take part in an animation, based on the lives of children working in Britain during 1842.
In 1842 a Royal Commission investigated the employment of children in heavy industry -- the results shocked middle-class Britain. Children aged 8 and younger were discovered to be working in dreadful conditions. The commissioners interviewed children throughout the country, including South East Wales. In the film you will hear actual words as spoken by the children, their parents and their employers. The characters have been animated to give the film a real sense of the period.
This animation was produced by Made in Tredegar, a film company who operate from a building near the Town Clock. The children were videoed speaking their parts, and an animator created the characters, which show an amazing likeness to members of the Hawks. We are thrilled to have taken part in the project. A big thanks to Kevin, Ben and Jane for inspiring the children and giving us this opportunity.
Watch the animation here