- Richard. 1789–1861, British social reformer; he campaigned against child labour and helped achieve the ten-hour day (1847)
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The matter was brought to a trial at Bingley, Oastler backing the father.
Oastler said he would not present fiction to them, but tell them what he himself had seen.
The champions of that great movement were Fielding, Ferrand, and Oastler.
Oastler took up the case of the children, twelve of whom with crooked legs he had exhibited in the House of Commons.
Mr Oastler said he could bring hundreds of instances of this kind, with this difference, that they worked 15 instead of 18 hours.