This resource aims to develop children's learning skills by investigating life in the South Wales industrial town of Blaenavon at a key point in the 19th century.

Through a range of multi-media experiences, children will interrogate a wide variety of sources of historical evidence, enhance their powers of deduction and critical reasoning and develop their confidence in their ICT and literacy skills. Moreover, they will open a window on the fascinating and shocking story of Blaenavon; once at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution in Britain and one of the world's leading producers of iron and coal, Blaenavon is now a World Heritage Site and vital to our understanding of how industrialisation affected the lives of ordinary working people.