image above: Victorian funeral, Bristol. (location unknown) See Comments below. Today’s society has moved away from that sort of funeral pomp. Part of the reason for this is that most people have an aversion to discussing death, cemeteries and corps
West Street, Bedminster, around the turn of the century. Note the by-products of horse transport all over the road (handy for the garden) When they are out of work these people eke out a miserable existence by begging and stealing, by sweeping the streets, by collecting horse-dung This was the main thoroughfare into Bristol for carriers from the agricultural areas to the south.