Come and find out about a local Leeds man who really cared about children, justice and mercy.
On the 30th September David Hanson will be telling the story of Richard Oaster. Oastler thought the best way to protect 19th century British children was to obtain a maximum ten hour day for factories. He argued:
Very often the children are awakened by the parents at four in the morning. They are pulled out of bed when almost asleep. The younger children are carried on the backs of the older children asleep to the mill, and they see no more of their parents till they go home at night, and are sent to bed.
For his faithfulness to God, Oastler ended up in prison and totally skint!
His faithfulness to God is a massive challenge to us all!