Ellesmere Port Local Customs

  • 1930's custom
    1930's custom
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  • Porters Row
    Porters Row
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  • 12 Porters Row
    12 Porters Row
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    Outside Lav

    by sandysmith Written Jan 15, 2003

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    outside loo

    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!

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    Porters Row

    by sandysmith Written Jan 15, 2003

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    Porters Row

    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.

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    1830's style

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 19, 2007

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    12 Porters Row

    No running water or electricity. Very simple furnishings. At least they didn't have to commmute far to work! Circa 1833-1840

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    Dock Cottage 1930-40

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 19, 2007

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    1930's custom

    Just look at the old sofa and fireplace here.
    The flowered wallpaper was typical of this era too. 1930-40

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    Dock Worker

    by sandysmith Written Jan 16, 2003

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    Dock Worker

    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.

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    1950's style

    by sandysmith Written Jan 15, 2003

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    dock workers home

    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.

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    Colourful Barges

    by sandysmith Written Jan 15, 2003

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    so colourful!

    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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