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Old 12-02-2016, 09:46 PM
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Default London Streetlife in 1876

I have no doubt that many of these scenes were still common in the Ripper's day.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ets-1870s.html
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:24 PM
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I have no doubt that many of these scenes were still common in the Ripper's day.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ets-1870s.html
Indeed, well found, Ginger -- it would have been much the same in 1888.

Here is something else we don't think about... night men to remove horse dung and contents of chamber pots thrown from upstairs windows.

Men were employed to remove the "night soil" as it was euphemistically called. A recognized occupation was the "night soil man."

See here --

https://blog.findmypast.co.uk/it-cou...530599853.html

https://parksandgardensuk.wordpress....er-euphemisms/



Staffordshire night soil men.



1805 view of a night soil man at work.
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Gee we still had a nightsoil (dunny) man in the 70s, know some who still do.
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Within the city areas I would have thought Bazalgette's sewers had finished the night soilers human custom by 1888. The animal waste was still an issue even into the 20th century, from memory it was only the First World War which switched most of London transport over to diesel and electric
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Last horsedrawn bus in London was apparently August 1914, Peckham. Private vehicles much later, just think Steptoe and Son from the 1960s to 1970s
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Definitely ongoing outside of London. Below should be (hopefully) night soil men from Warrington in the 1950s

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Doesn't seem to have worked, here's the link

https://goo.gl/images/WUqyCD
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