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#549427
An exhibition exploring the origins of ancient skeletons in Sussex, including a woman from sub-Saharan Africa buried in Roman times, has opened.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-25962183
#551910
The 1924 sight-seeing tour of London filmed in COLOUR: Pioneer's incredible movie of the capital shows flat cap and bowler hat-wearing commuters on trams, deliveries by horse and a British bobby on Whitehall
Usual suspects out in force BTL.
Stokey boy, Everywhere, United Kingdom, 41 minutes ago

Cor blimey gov, not a knife wielding lunatic in sight! Them's were the days by jove
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Charles "Darby" Sabini, leader of a Sicilian "razor" gang based in Clerkenwell, London, which was one of several groups of extortionists that terrified ordinary people and especially visitors to racetracks in the 1920s and 30s.

Jack "Spot" Comer, rough who came to the West End to run clubs, gambling and other rackets in the post-war period, enforced by knife-wielding thugs from his own Whitechapel neighbourhood in the East End.

Billy Hill, Comer's only true rival in the 1950s, ended up ordering his lieutenants to slice his rival's face up.

The Richardsons, operated protection rackets and armed robbery in south London from the mid-50s, specialised in torturing victims.

The Krays, beginning humbly in the East End, in the 1950s, slashed and burned their way to dominance of London the following decade.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews ... -past.html
#552147
Children of the Windrush generation: The lives of London's young black community are revealed in intimate portraits from the 1970s and 80s

You can hear the sound of exploding Mailite heads from here, as one of their core beliefs is shattered.
Moderated comments only, so.
MateyBoy1, London, United Kingdom, about 2 hours ago

Those are chilling photos, not good at all.
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The jobs that time forgot: Stunning pictures show British occupations in the early 1900s that have since been consigned to history including a lamp post lighter, a lift operator, an open-air barbers, and pillow lace-making
The bleeding obvious wrote: Milk bottles would soon become the norm however, and later with the advent of refrigerators milk no longer needed to be delivered as frequently. It can now also be stored at and purchased from convenience stores
Nowadays it is more common to visit a indoor barbershop given changing attitudes
Really?
As time has gone on there has been less of a demand for wooden wheels and therefore less of a demand for wheelwrights
Really?
The operator would have to regulate the elevator's speed and ensure it came to a parallel stop of the chosen floor.
It's English Jim, but not as we know it.
technomage1, Sumter, United States, 4 hours ago

Nowadays children that age can't be expected to wipe their own behinds, or clean up their toys, let alone hold a job like the newspaper boys. I'm not saying those days were perfect, much child labor was horrific, but we've gone too far the other way in teaching kids to be helpless.
Merrony, Paralimni, Cyprus, 4 hours ago

That's when Britain was British
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... story.html
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Big Arnold wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:35 pm
The jobs that time forgot: Stunning pictures show British occupations in the early 1900s that have since been consigned to history including a lamp post lighter, a lift operator, an open-air barbers, and pillow lace-making
The bleeding obvious wrote: Milk bottles would soon become the norm however, and later with the advent of refrigerators milk no longer needed to be delivered as frequently. It can now also be stored at and purchased from convenience stores
Nowadays it is more common to visit a indoor barbershop given changing attitudes
Really?
As time has gone on there has been less of a demand for wooden wheels and therefore less of a demand for wheelwrights
Really?
The operator would have to regulate the elevator's speed and ensure it came to a parallel stop of the chosen floor.
It's English Jim, but not as we know it.
technomage1, Sumter, United States, 4 hours ago

Nowadays children that age can't be expected to wipe their own behinds, or clean up their toys, let alone hold a job like the newspaper boys. I'm not saying those days were perfect, much child labor was horrific, but we've gone too far the other way in teaching kids to be helpless.
Merrony, Paralimni, Cyprus, 4 hours ago

That's when Britain was British
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... story.html
A 90 year old writes:
It could be you, The happiest place on Earth, United Kingdom, about a minute ago

I miss those times!
#552707
Er, I'm 70 and can remember lamplighters. And unless my memory has failed me, the first office building I worked in in 1965 had a lift that had to be stopped manually at each floor. No operator though.
#552708
I don't remember lamplighters, but I remember lift operators. The local Shinners had one, and a factory I worked in. The lift operators were often 'green card' employees.

But I can't remember when this was all fields.
#552710
I don't remember the former occupations but I do remember when various parts of my home village and indeed where I live now were fields... a property company in Cheshire has sights on my old village to add 185 houses to the 750 it now has: a long ribbon of housing will now lose its view over the Fens. In the next few years my old stomping grounds will have another 10,000 houses built upon green land.
#553772
BBC HYS on some 36 year old footballer who is famous for being overweight, but still bangs the goals in - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45460600
143. Posted by El Tel on 15 minutes ago

ha, great stuff, hard to imagine it these days....
Dude... the guy IS PLAYING THESE DAYS.
#553781
How the sixties got London swinging: Striking photos show youth in revolt during golden era of fashion with live models being used in shop windows wearing little and the police doing their best to preserve the status quo
ColoniserMcPrivilege, Manchester, United Kingdom, 43 minutes ago

Wow.. I wish I was alive when London was British.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... shion.html
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This didn't go down too well.
Dunno mate, Sussex, United Kingdom, 58 minutes ago

Fifty years from now, the DM will be publishing nostalgic articles describing 2018 as a golden age
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