Visible in stone: women’s history through the buildings they lived and worked in   Leave a comment


"When I was a servant in Rosemary Lane......

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For most of the Victorian period, working class women were rarely able to take advantage of education. By the late 19th century however, schools were spreading, and there were even vocational centres which trained girls for domestic service. This is a turn-of-the-century laundry class at the Housewifery Centre in Greenwich.

Picture: The Women’s Library.


Posted October 17, 2010 by dmacc502 in culture, economy, global, history

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