Article w/ Photos & Book About "Britain's Child Slaves"
I think that little boy might be selling matchboxes. And yes, it's very Dickensian. When I see photos like this I always wonder what became of the children when they grew up? Though I suppose I should say, if they grew up.
Very fine photographs as usual, Andrew. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Christopher T. George
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Today I have been supervising the removal of the carriageway wearing course in Back Church Lane, a few metres south of Pinchin Street.
We planed off the top 40mm of asphalt, as you can see leaving a grooved surface ready for the new asphalt to be laid back over it. That's Cable Street the other side of the railway bridge.
In these pictures below you can see what at first appears to be just a normal planed surface, we nearly missed the old manhole cover that had been tarmaced over when this carriageway was still a granite sett road. I took pictures walking towards it and you see it slowly appear.
We removed the cover and replaced it as it was fractured. This is the manhole with the frame and cover removed. It was a deep sewer and there was a rat bait shelf at the bottom, so whoever was laying the bait must have walked along the sewer as the cover was unusable.
There was also a sewer vent buried, which we removed and reset so it can now actually function as a vent again.