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
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
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...
Proud owners (and cats) of a tea shop and dining room in Chipping Norton, England (c.1910).
Post with 0 votes and 1645 views. Proud owners (and cats) of a tea shop and dining room in Chipping Norton, England (c.1910).
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.