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What was life like for an adult Victorian chimney sweep?

I'm looking into my family history at the moment and my great-great-grandfather is listed on an 1881 census as a chimney sweep. I thought this was a child labourer's profession and have never heard of an adult chimney sweep in the UK before.

What would life have been like for him? Was this an undignified profession and what? What was a chimney sweep's lifestyle like in Victorian Britain?

What was life like for an adult Victorian chimney sweep?

I'm looking into my family history at the moment and my great-great-grandfather is listed on an 1881 census as a chimney sweep. I thought this was a child labourer's profession and have never heard of an adult chimney sweep in the UK before.

What would life have been like for him? Was this an undignified profession and what was a chimney sweep's lifestyle like in Victorian Britain?

What was life like for an adult Victorian chimney sweep?

I'm looking into my family history at the moment and my great-great-grandfather is listed on an 1881 census as a chimney sweep. I thought this was a child labourer's profession and have never heard of an adult chimney sweep in the UK before.

What would life have been like for him? Was this an undignified profession? What was a chimney sweep's lifestyle like in Victorian Britain?

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What was life like for an adult Victorian chimney sweep?

What was life like for an adult Victorian chimney sweep?

I'm looking into my family history at the moment and my great-great-grandfather is listed on an 1881 census as a chimney sweep. I thought this was a child labourer's profession and have never heard of an adult chimney sweep in the UK before.

What would life have been like for him? Was this an undignified profession and what was a chimney sweep's lifestyle like in Victorian Britain?