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    Burlington Street 1890Temperance March c1895There is a substantial number of contemporary accounts of life in nineteenth century Liverpool. Journalists such as Hugh Shimmin wrote extensively about slum life, usually sympathetically but invariably looking at drink as the underlying cause of poverty. Invariably, middle class response to the threat of the ‘underclass’ was to lobby for [...]


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    Does the second pic have "Save The Children" on the sign ?
    If so, walk around the corner and help them !

    Colin, love these early pics. Thanks.
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    The poverty these pictures show is so sad. Brilliant pictures yet again. Thank you.

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    Great images Colin, thank you.

    I'm amazed that the men didn't drink at the pub, but instead preferred to send their children out with an empty tankard.

    Also, that's one of the largest street signs I've seen on a Liverpool corner.
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."... ... ... Mark Twain.

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