Sunday, 7 April 2013

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Night Soil for Sale in Preston

From the Preston Chronicle, Saturday, February 26th, 1859
The address of Henry Ashcroft, Pottery Hill, was very close to the Wharf where this valuable manure of night soil* and street sweepings** was lying.  Unless it was well covered, the stench must have been appalling.
*Human excrement, collected by the 'night soil' cart from privies.
**Horse and other animal excrement.

J Franks - Preston Optician and Lens Grinder

From the Preston Chronicle, Saturday, July 11th, 1846

Friday, 18 January 2013

Edwardian Actresses in Gorgeous Dresses No. 2

Miss Jessie Bateman, posted in 1906.

Lily Brayton, posted in 1910.

Miss Gertie Millar, posted in 1905.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, posted in 1908.

The first 'Edwardian Actresses...' post can be found here.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

 Posted December 31st, 1910.
If this is an aeroplane, it doesn't appear to have a cockpit, engine or propeller, so perhaps it's a type of glider. 

Pre-1914 card.

Pre-1914 card.

Posted in 1925.

Posted in 1908.

Posted from Brussels in 1952.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Happy Christmas No. 3



Pre-1914 card.

Posted in 1913.

Posted from the Transvaal, South Africa, from A.J. Harding who was 'out here making a fortune'.