|Ancestry.com. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906|
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
16TH FEBRUARY - MARGARET MACKENZIE AND JOSEPH DAVIES
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014
|Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966|
John MACKENZIE (in hat) with Grandma Jessie (left) Florence (nee PLUMMER right) and children l-r are Peggy, Doris, mum and I think the boy could be Johns grandson Ronald although this is only conjecture based on age. Taken in the back garden at Shooters Hill.
Monday, 10 February 2014
The iconic image of tailors sitting cross legged on a table is probably not too far from the reality. Windows were often small & to get the best light available tables may have been pushed up against them and work was done from there. Sitting cross legged, apart from being quite a comfortable way to sit on a hard surface also provided support for the often heavy fabrics being sewn. I read that this practice gave its name to a particular type of bunion – “tailors bunion” because instead of the usual distortion of the big toe, sitting cross legged on the table caused pressure on the little toe joint, leading to a bunion! Older tailors frequently suffered back problems, from being stooped over their work, and poor eyesight.
An un-credited article from 1966 which interviewed tailors in their 80’s offered this interesting insight into the life of a tailor