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old east end in the 19th century | 17 / 30 · Backyard blacksmith making shovels in London's east end ... Pinned from theworkhome.com

old east end in the 19th century | 17 / 30 · Backyard blacksmith making shovels in London's east end ... Pinned from theworkhome.com

"I recommend dropping the subject.  You can't do better than to be interested in some lime works anywhere down about Northfleet, and doubtful whether some of your lime don't get into bad company as it comes up in the barges."   "You hear Eugene?" said Lightwood, over his shoulder. "You are deeply interested in lime." "Without lime," returned that unmoved barrister-at-law, "my existence would be unilluminated by a ray of hope." -Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens

"I recommend dropping the subject. You can't do better than to be interested in some lime works anywhere down about Northfleet, and doubtful whether some of your lime don't get into bad company as it comes up in the barges." "You hear Eugene?" said Lightwood, over his shoulder. "You are deeply interested in lime." "Without lime," returned that unmoved barrister-at-law, "my existence would be unilluminated by a ray of hope." -Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens

British society before the welfare state was a very tough place if you were working class, this is why we still need a Labour party which believes in socialism and is the party of labour.

British society before the welfare state was a very tough place if you were working class, this is why we still need a Labour party which believes in socialism and is the party of labour.

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Google Image Result for http://www.urban75.org/london/images/kingsway-tram-tunnel-37.jpg

London Bridge, City of London, 1870s ~ Looking northwards across the busy London Bridge towards the City. In 1831 the medieval bridge was replaced by the structure seen here, designed by John Rennie, which was again replaced in the early 1970s when this bridge was relocated to Lake Havasu, Arizona ,USA.

London Bridge, City of London, 1870s ~ Looking northwards across the busy London Bridge towards the City. In 1831 the medieval bridge was replaced by the structure seen here, designed by John Rennie, which was again replaced in the early 1970s when this bridge was relocated to Lake Havasu, Arizona ,USA.

An unidentified alley in Lambeth, London c. 1860’s.  Uneven cobbles, walls jutting out and leaning as if about to collapse, and is that a costermonger’s barrow at the end of the alley?

An unidentified alley in Lambeth, London c. 1860’s. Uneven cobbles, walls jutting out and leaning as if about to collapse, and is that a costermonger’s barrow at the end of the alley?

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