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Old Days in England

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Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as Women In History, World History, London History, Tudor History, British History, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Foto Transfer, Industrial Revolution

Davenant 📸 on Twitter

“From the days before alarm clocks Mary Smith of Limehouse, a knocker-up who blew dried peas at windows to wake you up”

Whitby Yard - old black and white vintage photograph, victorian era london caught on camera, victorian fashion, vintage street photography. Victorian London, Victorian Life, Vintage London, London 1800, 19th Century London, Victorian History, 19th Century England, Victorian Street, Victorian Buildings

Secret steps and lost lanes of Whitby brought to life

NATALYA WILSON takes a trip back in time through the pages of a new book about Whitby’s yards

24 Cloth Fair or the Dick Whittington Inn was a building of the sixteenth century once part of a row of medieval buildings lining the street. It stood at the end of cloth fair with the junction to Kinghorn st. Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, London Pubs, Victorian Photos, East London, City Of London, Old Pictures, Old Photos

Joe Flanagan on Twitter

“Dick Whittington's old house Cloth Fair. These last late Elizabethan dwellings were finally demolished in the 1890's”

Streets of Liverpool Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool Town, Liverpool Docks, Liverpool History, Liverpool England, Local History, British History, Family History, St Peter's Church

Streets of Liverpool

St-Nicholas, Liverpool, England. Several of my ancestors were christened or married here. George's dock in foreground

An East London pet store in the with a wall of caged song-birds at Club Row. The Huguenots were known for loving caged birds. My dad did too. Victorian Life, Victorian London, Vintage London, Victorian History, Victorian Street, Victorian Photos, London Photos, Photos Du, Old Photos

Sarah Wise

An East London pet store in the 1890's with a wall of caged song-birds at Club Row.

The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, England 1866 [[MORE]] Some detail: John Hill Morgan (b platinum print. “R Holloway Dealer in Marine Stores” Locals would have called this a “rag and bone shop”. Victorian Street, Victorian London, Vintage London, London 1800, Victorian Ladies, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Pictures, Victorian Pictures

Incredible photos reveal what life was like in the 19th century

More than 1,200 black and white British photos are published for the first time together. They show people dealing with flooding, factory word and the war effort.

Street Life in Victorian London Victorian London, Victorian Street, Victorian Life, Vintage London, Antique Photos, Vintage Pictures, Vintage Photographs, Old Pictures, Old Photos

Street Life in London, 1876: All images by John Thomson; copyright Bishopsgate Institute via Spitalfields Life

Bristol is a city, unitary authority area and county in South West England. It is England& sixth and the United Kingdom& eighth most popul. Bristol England, Victorian Life, Victorian London, Bristol City, Photo Vintage, Vintage Photos, Uk Photos, Old Street, Hill Station

1899 Christmas Steps, Lewins Mead, Bristol

1899 - A crowded Christmas Steps in the Victorian era with straw boaters mixing with flat caps. This is one part of ancient Bristol that has survived, virtually unchanged apart from the signs but the city beyond is very different. At one time sailing ships moored at the bottom of these steps before the river Frome was covered over.

The Grapes, Limehouse. An historic riverside pub dating from 1585 and still in business today. Limehouse area of London known for it's opium dens in Victorian times. Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, East End London, London Pubs, London City, London Food, London Restaurants, Victorian Women

At The Grapes in Limehouse

In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

The "London Stone" situated at 111 Cannon Street is the oldest piece of London. It was first recorded in historical documents around Victorian London, Vintage London, Victorian Life, Victorian History, Tudor History, London History, British History, Full History, Strange History

What About Clients? Are Lawyers Delivering True Service?

111 Cannon Street, London: Another midnight stagger to the old London Stone.