Black and White Photos Reveal What Life Was Like in England in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

More than 1,200 black and white photos are published for the first time together in the book Lost England 1870-1930. Some of the amazing images show people dealing with the issues we still face today, including flooding in towns and cities. Others show factory workers, some of them children, lined up and operating huge machinery.

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The junction of Steep Steet and Trenchard Street in Bristol in 1866.

The British labour force is particularly well documented with stunning photos showing builders working on the Manchester Ship Canal in 1889, traders at Newcastle’s Bigg market in 1920 and female munitions factory workers building bombs in 1917.

You can see samples of the photos at https://goo.gl/6TLCBv. The book, Lost England 1870-1930, is available from Amazon in the U.S. at https://goo.gl/FvWGpa and from Amazon in the U.K. at https://goo.gl/0f1Pdj.

My thanks to newsletter reader Bonnie Kohler for telling me about the new book.

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