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    Default Liverpool Dockers c1910

    Early photographs of dockers at work are quite rare, which is surprising considering their contribution to the growth of Liverpool. They were a tough breed, surviving on casual labour which was rarely more than a day’s work at a time. The second photograph shows dockers ‘on the stand’ at Alexandra Docks (I think), going through [...]


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    Check this out: How the Casual Labourer Lives - investigation of Liverpool Dockers 1907

    Various extracts from How the Casual Labourer Lives. An investigation of Liverpool Dockers from 1907. They were asked to record their income, expenditure and diet over a number of weeks.

    ...He appears to be a heavy drinker. Pawns boots and clothes and borrows money to get it. He drinks every night but mother doesn't mind as long as he is not 'cursing drunk'....

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    Excellent stuff,Colin,and Kev'! Was only talking about the dockers "casual" system,the other day!

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