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Mary pictured above was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at windows of her London clients to wake them up in the morning's

Mary pictured above was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at windows of her London clients to wake them up in the morning's

This woman's job was to wake people up to go to work. She was called a "Knocker Up". She waited until she knew the person was awake before moving on to the next person's house.

A Knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Some of them used pea-shooters. The knocker-up would not leave a client’s window until sure that the client had been awoken.

London in the 1920's-golf on Adelaide House

"An excellent putting green has been laid out on the enormous roof of Adelaide House, by London Bridge. The temptation to bring a driver and bombard the shipping in the Thames must be great. There is a fine view of the play from The Monument.

Lambeth High Street 1847.

1847 Lambeth High Street Showing the Windmill Pub, a pub called the Windmill still stands on the same site.

Saffron Hill was a notorious district in the mid 1800s - full of thieves and pickpockets - Charles Dickens based Fagin's den there in the novel :Oliver Twist".

Once at the heart of one of London's most infamous rookeries or slums, Saffron Hill - located between Holborn and Clerkenwell - is forever associated with Charles Dickens' 1838 novel, "Oliver Twist", and in particular with the arch criminal "Fagin".

Milkman and baker in Hendon , north of London, turn of the 20th century

1. INTRODUCTION: Working Bicycles, Tricycles and Hand-carts

Milkman and baker in Hendon , north of London, turn of the century GG grandfather Thomas Ladbrook was a dairyman around 1891 after being butler to Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman.

Londons Kings Cross station, 11 August 1952. This station, designed by Lewis Cubitt, opened in 1850 as the terminus for the Great Northern Railway.

londons kings cross station, 11 august this station, designed by lewis cubitt, opened in 1850 as the terminus for the great northern railway.

The Crinoline Shop, Paris 1880,

A Crinoline shop. A crinoline is a stiffened petticoat or skirt-shaped structure designed to support the skirts of a woman's dress

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