The Winter of 1962/63
That winter, the snow started on Boxing Day 1962 and the big freeze lasted until March 1963. Blizzards caused snowdrifts up to six metres deep, telephone lines were brought down and temperatures fell so low the sea froze over. Roads faced similar disruption in 1963, but former policeman Tom Taylor, 68, from Gloucester, said the biggest problem was not a lack of grit - but a relentless, blustering wind. "It was an unbelievable winter - I used to go out on the beat and on snow patrol in the…
Two Women for Poster
'Through an Affectionate Lens. Images of Hackney and beyond.' Photographs by Tony Hall. Exhibition at Hackney Museum. 8th February to 21st May 2011. Admission Free. Tuesday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Thursday 9:30 am to 8 pm. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.
arrotino mestieri del passato storia curiosità e FOTO
Mestieri del passato: Donne è arrivato l' Arrotino qui uno dei mestieri più vecchi in un bel post dedicato con tante curiosità e tante belle FOTO storiche
5 Formerly Common Professions That No Longer Exist | Top5.com
As the times change, so too do the needs of society and the ways in which those needs can be met. Therefore, there are many jobs that don't exist anymore. This is usually due to new technology. Find out a few of jobs that are now extinct.
29 Weird History Facts You Probably Didn’t Learn In High School
forgotten profession: before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like mary smith of brenton street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. they were known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. mrs. smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in limehouse fields, london. photo from philip Davies’ lost london 1870-1945.
London, Paris, New York: a tale of three mid-century cities – in pictures
Uniting three major 20th-century photographers – Wolfgang Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert – a new exhibition presents the beauty, streetlife and social contradictions of three world capitals from the 1930s to the 1960s
London's East End: life in the Swinging Sixties
Striking black and white images of London's East End in the Sixties, taken from photographer Steve Lewis's new book London's East End: A 1960s Album.