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"Penny for the Guy"

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Bristol Social History Archives | HOW BRISTOL POOR PEOPLE LI… | Flickr Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Kids Fashion, Vintage Children, Rare Photos, Vintage Photographs, London History, Poor Children

Bristol Social History Archives

HOW BRISTOL POOR PEOPLE LIVED IN THE 1800s. A tour of Bristol and its Densely populated Poor Areas by a sanitary reformer. The sanitary reformers used the literary techniques of Victorian novelists to create a sense of crisis. Edwin Chadwick, the author of the report on the sanitary conditions of British towns, consulted Dickens over his descriptions of the sanitary conditions of the great towns - and Dickens's himself obtained graphic accounts of the vile conditions of reeking graveyards…

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures A young girl cuddles with a cat. [Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A Antique Photos, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Vintage Images, Old Photos, Vintage Children Photos, Victorian Pictures, Vintage Ads, Victorian London

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

In 1901-2, Horace Warner took photos of East End street kids, who he called 'Spitalfields nippers'. Here's a selection of the rare ones that have survived to this day

David Day is prepared for bed in his home in a cave in Dover's chalk cliffs in Dover England April 19 About 90 people were permanent residents of caves to evade German shells and bombs. David remembers no other home having become a cave dweller at Oscar Wilde, Women In History, World History, Dover England, Photos Rares, The Blitz, 5 Year Olds, Back In The Day, World War Two

Faces of The Blitz and England in World War 2 (40 Photos): 1940-1944 - Flashbak

The Blitz (short for Blitzkrieg, German for "lightning war") began on 7 September 1940, with more than 300 bombers involved. The attacks started on the East End before moving to central London. In total, 430 were killed and 1,600 badly injured that day...

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Old Smithy, King Street, Bristol c1899

The old smithy in King Street a 300-year-old building demolished in 1953.

All the fun of the fair Edwardian style, Banbury, Oxfordshire Edwardian Fashion, British History

All the fun of the fair Edwardian style, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Proud owners (and cats) of a tea shop and dining room in Chipping Norton, England Post with 0 votes and 1509 views. Proud owners (and cats) of a tea shop and dining room in Chipping Norton, England Antique Photos, Vintage Pictures, Vintage Photographs, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Victorian London, Vintage London, Victorian Era, Victorian History

Proud owners (and cats) of a tea shop and dining room in Chipping Norton, England (c.1910).

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On this day in 1913 – 439 people were killed after an explosion occurred in a coal mine within the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd. Coal Mining, British History

On this day in 1913 – 439 people were killed after an explosion occurred in a coal mine within the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd.

London transport seen in the City of London after suffering bomb damage during London Bus, London Street, London City, Ww2 Bomb, London Bombings, The Blitz, London Pictures, War Photography, London Transport

London transport STL2301 ww2 bomb blast victim

London transport STL2301 seen in the City of London after suffering bomb damage during WW2.

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Bristol Tramways Uniform | British Tramway Company Uniforms and Insignia

Bristol Tramways uniforms

Buckingham Palace 1964. A policeman holds the gate open so that a duck and her ducklings from nearby St James’s Park, can leave the palace forecourt. Tour Eiffel, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Beatiful People, Little Britain, Britain Uk, Pub Vintage, St James' Park, Retro Photography

Buckingham Palace 1964. A policeman holds the gate open so that a duck and her ducklings from nearby St James’s Park, can leave the palace forecourt.

Southam Street, North Kensington, London, Copyright Estate of Roger Mayne, Courtesy Gitterman Gallery. Monochrome Photography, Street Photography, Art Photography, Roger Mayne, Alexey Brodovitch, Eadweard Muybridge, Lewis Hine, Post War Era, Eugene Atget

Roger Mayne - Brilliant Post-War Street Photography - Flashbak

Roger Mayne was one of the great British post-war photographers synonymous with street photography in the still war-ravaged London in the 1950s.

A guide to places with a history of smuggling on the Thames estuary and the north Kent coast, from Smugglers' Britain Kent Coast, British History, Old Photos, Britain, Folk, Photograph, England, Random, Old Pictures

Smuggling on the Thames estuary and the North Kent coast

A guide to places with a history of smuggling on the Thames estuary and the north Kent coast, from Smugglers' Britain