Of course there was no flushing toilets in the old days and its rather draughty...bet the seat was cold! This is for my VT friends who have a thing about loos....be careful to knock before you enter, it might still be ocupied!
A series of dock workers cottages have been symapethically restored to illustrate the custom and lifestyle of the 1850's, 1920, 1930's and 1940.
9-12 Porter's row give a real insight to these era's and its amazing to see the old gramphones and wirelesses they had.
No running water or electricity. Very simple furnishings. At least they didn't have to commmute far to work! Circa 1833-1840
Dock Cottage 1930-40
Just look at the old sofa and fireplace here.
The flowered wallpaper was typical of this era too. 1930-40
This guy must have been typical of someone who lived in those cottages. Doesnt look an easy life, plenty of hard work but a close knit community I imagine.
Typical of this era was the tiled fire surround, the rug on the hearth. To have a TV and gramophone player too was quite a luxury even in these days.
It was customary to brightly decorate the canal boats and often they had large colurful pots like this on th top of the boat.
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