A few children may have been working to assist blacksmiths and the like, but there was little opportunity for women as the ore did not need dressing and they were forbidden to work underground.
There were few ways in which a family could find ways of adding to the wages of a husband other than by taking in a lodger, keeping a pig and growing what food they could in the small cottage gardens. Poaching helped.
Most of the buildings here have now disappeared. Most prominent of the survivors is Beulah Chapel built in 1861 by the Bible Christians.