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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 late as the before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Vintage Images, Old Photos, Antique Photos, Victorian London, Vintage London, Victorian Street, Victorian Life

A Knocker-up was a profession in England before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. It was their job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. They used a heavy stick to knock on the clients’ doors or a long and light stick, often made of bamboo, to reach windows on higher floors. Some of them used pea-shooters. The knocker-up would not leave a client’s window until sure that the client had been awoken.

A mum stops to chat to a neighbour mopping the flags outside the front of her house in Blackburn - it was the same in the - almost every street you would see women washing the stone flags and chalking the doorstep edges. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, British History, The Good Old Days, Street Photography, White Photography, Back In The Day

A mum stops to chat to a neighbour mopping the flags outside the front of her house in 1950's Blackburn

New Blackpool Tram Rail Transport, Public Transport, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool England, Metro Subway, Tramway, Commuter Train, Bonde, Rail Car

New Blackpool Trams

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Rare and Unseen Photos of Mahatma Gandhi. History Of India, Asian History, World History, Mahatma Gandhi Photos, Gandhi Quotes, Rare Photos, Old Photos, Indira Ghandi, Extraordinary People

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Vintage Celebrities has 4,700 members. Celebrities from the past

vintage everyday: Wonderful Color Photographs Show the Heyday of Blackpool Beach in the Blackpool Beach, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, British Beaches, British Seaside, British Holidays, Seaside Resort, Seaside Towns, Vintage Swimsuits, Bathing Beauties

Vintage photos offer a snapshot of 'bathing beauties' of the 1950s

The photos, which were taken over the August bank holiday weekend of 1954, show holidaymakers relaxing in Blackpool - then one of the most popular and successful British seaside resorts.

Balloons and brushes Transport Pictures, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool England, Train Light, Train Truck, S Bahn, Bonde, St Anne, Light Rail

Trams Today

In days gone by it was not uncommon for a lengthy line of trams to be seen queued up together. Today, with the five pole length’ rule enforced and with...

A young cotton weaver working on a Jacquard Loom producing towels, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, photograph by the Cotton Board (photographer unattributed). 1960s Britain, King Cotton, Jacquard Loom, Manchester Uk, Bad Picture, Salford, Working People, Working Class, British History

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All photographs and information about the history of Bury welcome. Local History, British History, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Stockport Market, Life In The Uk, Salford

BURY, Lancashire Cotton Town

All photographs and information about the history of Bury welcome.

 Mary (Polly) Foley age 84 and still weaving. She started work at age Women In History, Family History, Amazing People, Good People, The Wealth Of Nations, Preston Lancashire, Cotton Mill, Strange Photos, Factories

Rose Mill, Ramsbottom 1932. Lancashire's Oldest Millgirl.

Mrs. Mary (Polly) Foley age 84 and still weaving. She started work at age 9.

Annes on the Sea Lancashire - Local History - Bathing Machine Bye-Laws and charges Blackpool 1882 Old Pictures, Old Photos, Blackpool Uk, British Seaside, Local History, Countryside, Paris Skyline, Bathing, Places To Go

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“Blackpool Bathing Machines, circa 1890. #Blackpool #Beach”

Violet Carson (Ena Sharples in Coronation Street), Manchester. Great Photos, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Coronation Street Blog, Waterloo Road, Salford, Slums, Manchester, Old Things

Juliet gazes yearningly from her Balcony in fair Verona... Actually, Ena Sharples surveying her empire in Greater Manchester. Classic.