PennyWise: May Day Tea

Beltane Celebration - One of the four major Sabbats in the Celtic tradition, Beltane celebrates life. For the Celts, it was a festival that insured fertility and growth.

Lodging (or 'Doss') House on Paternoster Row, c1900. Many of the poorest people had to sleep in such overcrowded common houses for about 6d per night.

I reference Paternoster in SIS. Lodging (or 'Doss') House on Paternoster Row, London, Many of the poorest people had to sleep in such overcrowded common houses for about per night.

Farringdon Rd book market. 1930's

I’ve never met Martin Stone, legendary book-runner, but I’ve wanted to interview him since I first heard about him—I can’t exactly remem.

The Horrific World of England's Workhouse (Full Documentary)

The Horrific World of England's Workhouse (Full Documentary) This is the future Conservative politicians would like to see brought back.

Holborn Union Workhouse, Mitcham, Surrey

As the new Dublin workhouse records now available on family history website Findmypast testify, workhouses accounted for a huge swathe of the population.

Seen for the first time in over a century, these are a series of portraits taken around 1900 at the Working Lads Institute, known today as the Whitechapel Mission. After my first visit with Colin O’Brien to take portraits at the Mission on Easter Tuesday, I returned this week to select these glass plates from the archive.

a series of portraits taken around 1900 at the Working Lads Institute, known today as the Whitechapel Mission. After my first visit with Col.

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