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  • Heritage Explorer - Images By Theme
    England Heritage Gateway Images of England PastScape NMR ViewFinder Pouring molten iron Backbarrow Cumbria click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites This period photograph shows an iron worker pouring molten metal into pig beds The moulds used are nothing more elaborate than carefully shaped areas of fine sand Note how the worker has no protective clothing Copyright Reproduced by permission

    Original URL path: http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk/web/he/imagebythemedetail.aspx?crit=&ctid=6&id=1624 (2016-02-13)
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    ViewFinder Underground wagons South Crofty Mine Cornwall click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites The driver of this battery powered locomotive is pulling wagons of ore from the loading point to the ore pass The mechanism to the right will tip the wagon s load into a chute from where it will be sorted by size and then sent to

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    tools they use in their job At this time craftsmen passed on their skills to boys who were apprenticed to them The boys had to spend many years learning a trade Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Frank Cooper s Works Victoria Buildings Park End Street Oxford Oxfordshire This is the interior of Frank Cooper s marmalade factory This was his new factory where the company continued production and sales of marmalade after 1900 The photograph shows women and girls shredding fruit They are wearing aprons over their everyday clothes Some of them are also wearing removeable sleeves to protect their clothes Coopers marmalade was previously sold from Frank Cooper s High Street shop and made at the back of the shop The marmalade recipe was based upon his wife Sarah s recipe Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Delivery men Osram Glass Works Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear The driver and his mate are posed by their steam powered lorry outside the Osram Glass Works at about the turn of the 19th to 20th century Judging by the lorry s tyres and the state of the road they would need to drive slowly to prevent breakages Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Harvesting in Oxfordshire A horse drawn reaping machine gathering hay possibly taken as part of the Country Life series Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Pay day at Butlers Wharf London Many people were paid weekly in cash until relatively recently These men are waiting patiently on Friday afternoon while the paymaster looks on For security reasons the wages were kept in a locked section of the works Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Queuing for work at Butler s Wharf London A system of casual employment was operated in London docks whereby men would queue up to be taken on each day This was unpopular but continued well into the 20th century Large numbers were required when trade was good because almost all the work of moving and loading goods was done by hand Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Haycock and Russell General Store Banbury Lane Byfield Northamptonshire This general store seems to have had a wide range of delivery methods In this picture they have a pony and trap a horse and cart a delivery boy with a basket on wheels and a small boy with a wheeled handcart The shop was a bakers and confectioners and also sold a variety of drinks and goods They seemed to be having a promotion of Cambridge lemonade when the picture was taken Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Roddas Smithy 15 Park Corner Penzance Cornwall An exterior view of the blacksmiths shop showing the men shoeing horses The interior was too dark to photograph the men working so the photographer

    Original URL path: http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk/web/he/imagebytheme.aspx?ctid=6&print=1 (2016-02-13)
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    Gateway Images of England PastScape NMR ViewFinder Fifteenth century Priest s House Itchingfield West Sussex click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites Monks looked after the poor elderly and infirm from the twelfth century After the Reformation Churches continued to help the poor This tiny building was once used as an almshouse Copyright English Heritage NMR Mr Cyril Selby LRPS

    Original URL path: http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk/web/he/imagebythemedetail.aspx?crit=&ctid=33&id=4651 (2016-02-13)
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    of England PastScape NMR ViewFinder Almshouses Ewelme Oxfordshire click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites During Tudor and Stuart times almshouses were generally built and maintained by Craft Guilds or wealthy individuals The almhouse was founded in 1437 by the Earl and Countess of Suffolk to house 13 poor men under the care of two chaplains Copyright Reproduced by permission

    Original URL path: http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk/web/he/imagebythemedetail.aspx?crit=&ctid=33&id=4126 (2016-02-13)
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    Workhouse Romsey Hampshire click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites Larger often purpose built poor houses or workhouses were built in the 1700s Some included training schools for children a hospital for the elderly and a house of correction where poor people were trained and made to work Originally built in 1774 this workhouse was subsequently enlarged in 1836 It

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    PastScape NMR ViewFinder Former Workhouse Wootton Northamptonshire 1839 click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites In 1834 the New Poor Law was introduced based on a system of Union workhouses serving collections of parishes and often built in isolated positions on the outskirts of towns The workhouses were designed to segregate different types of inmates in separate parts of the

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    Gateway Images of England PastScape NMR ViewFinder Union Workhouse Northleach Gloucestershire click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites The new Northleach Union workhouse was built at the east end of Northleach in 1836 The Poor Law Commissioners authorised an expenditure of 3 650 on construction of the building which was intended to accommodate up to 200 inmates Copyright Reproduced by

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