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Isabella Ormston Ford, (1855-1924)

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  As well as writing about Victorian Occupations, I think its helpful to consider some of those great philanthropists who sought to help those working in the terrible conditions in which so many of the working classes found themselves. During the 19th Century, especially in the latter years, the concerns over sweating and the abuse… Read more »

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F is for Flower Seller

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Flower Sellers When we think of flower sellers, we often think of Eliza Doolittle, the flower seller in Covent Garden who went from rags to riches thanks to the attentions of Professor Higgins. Hers was of course just a story, but her trade was common, although her rise out of poverty was hardly in any… Read more »

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What is an ‘occupation’?

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One of the most common questions asked both in state, business and personal interactions is ‘what do you do?’ or ‘what is your job?’ and for the former ‘what is your occupation?’   This may seem like a simple question to answer – but in historical terms it becomes more problematic. The concept of ‘an… Read more »

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Who do you think you are?!

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Last year I had the pleasure of working with the producers of Who Do You Think You Are to research into a fascinating member of Sir Ian McKellan’s family.  We had great fun at the shoot in Manchester, he really is the most lovely man you could hope to meet and the whole team were… Read more »

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New updates coming soon!

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After taking some time off from this project I’ll be back to posting on a regular basis from today! Watch this space for lots more occupations, as well as updates on what I’m up to.

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