• The Victorians and Edwardians at Work

The Victorians and Edwardians at Work

Author: John Hannavy
 
About this book
A picture can say a thousand words and the images caught on camera during the Victorian and Edwardian periods provide a fascinating insight into the lives of Britons during this time. Take a step back between 1840 and 1910 and explore the world of work and working conditions experienced by the Victorians and Edwardians through the rich variety of photographs and vintage postcards in this beautiful album. A world we usually see in monochrome or sepia, is presented here in vivid colour, bringing the Victorian and Edwardian people a little closer to us. 128 pages are packed with images of shipyards, factories, bakeries, and life in the forces. We see the men and women who made cutlery in Sheffield, the women who gutted and packed the herring in the east coast fishing ports, and the women who worked the coal screens in Lancashire’s many collieries, as well as some ‘tongue in cheek’ Victorian images of domestic life, visiting the dentist, and many other themes and subjects, all of which tell the story of working life 100 to 160 years ago. Go on, take a look!
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Actors
  • In the Army
  • Bakers
  • The Village Blacksmith
  • Brewing
  • The Building Trade
  • Bus Services
  • Cabbies
  • Life on Canals and Rivers
  • The Clergy
  • Coopers
  • The Cotton Industry
  • Cutlery Making
  • Dock and Harbour Workers
  • Domestic Service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Exhibitions, Advertising & Promotion
  • On the Farm
  • The Fire Service
  • Fishermen & Fishwives
  • Gamekeepers
  • Getting to Work
  • Hop-Picking in Kent
  • Housework
  • Manning The Lifeboat
  • Life, Death and the Medical Professions
  • Livestock Trading
  • Miners & Mining
  • In The Navy
  • Newspaper Boys
  • Photographers
  • Pit Brow Lasses
  • The Police Force
  • Postmen
  • Working on the Railways
  • Removals
  • Road Transport
  • Shepherds
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shops and Shopkeepers
  • Street Traders
  • Trams and Tram-drivers
  • Index

Paperback; March 2009; 128 pages; ISBN: 9780747807193

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