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What Life was really like –
by people who were there


The following images show just a sample of what is in the website - see the menu for more

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  • Recollections from people who lived in those times.
  • Old photographs and photographs from museums.
  • Shows how ordinary people used to live (for family history; school projects; social history; general interest; etc.).
  • Suggests talking points with elderly people who will remember much of what is here.
  • Provides photographic stimuli for dementia patients whose long term memories are better than their short-term ones.

All text and images are copyright - see Copyright issues. The site is published with Brian Cryer's Website Publisher.

A coalman at a coal yard loading sacks of coal onto a delivery lorry, mid 20th century

Coalman loading coal ...

Horse-drawn tram in Edmonton, north London  c1900, thumbnail

Public transport ...

Two-wheel baker's hand cart, thumnail

Delivering bread ...

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Bygone rural scenes ...

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Bygone outdoor scenes ...

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That old fashioned taste ...