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Spittal

Spittal

Guttin' quines, Stromness

Guttin' quines, Stromness

Avoch High Street 1908

Avoch High Street 1908

Clayton Street

Clayton Street Newcastle upon Tyne 1912

The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, in Lost England – photographs from 1870 to 1930

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Viaduct, Gateshead UK

Bottom of Dean Street in Newcastle.

Olden days

Old Burghead, Scotland

Shield's Road Newcastle upon Tyne C. 1900 by Newcastle Libraries

Shield's Road Newcastle upon Tyne C. 1900 by Newcastle Libraries

Lossiemouth, Bathing Beach 1938

Scotland, Brave, Wales, Celtic, Amanda, Bathing, Ireland, Childhood, Infancy

Old Photograph Hebridean Cottage Scotland

Isle of Skye Crofters Home 11 - Old Photos of Scotland

Shelling mussels - used as bait on the lines

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Fishwives Shelling Mussels Stonehaven Scotland

Berwick-upon-Tweed. D. Bryant

Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Oldmill Reformatory School for boys, Aberdeen

1857 - Oldmill Reformatory School for Boys, Aberdeen, Scotland - Architecture of Scotland - Archiseek - Irish Architecture

In the 1500s, the floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

The Totally Accurate Pic Dump meaning of "dirt poor" & "thresh hold"

Old photo of Grey Street 1890, Newcastle Upon Tyne.  Harry Sinclair would have walked down this street.

Newcastle upon Tyne, Grey Street 1890

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