Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Would the Children be better off on a Canadian Farm?
“A major sea port, Liverpool had a high level of crime throughout the nineteenth century and was particularly infamous for its sex trade. In 1836, there were some 300 brothels, with 1,200 sex workers, who mixed with more than a thousand known male thieves throughout the city. More than 1,200 street children were also engaged in pilfering.

A Visitor’s Guide to Victorian England

Sunken Ships of the Second World War

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Paul Milner, Robert Halfyard, Sunday Thompson, Teresa, and Unknown.

2 Replies to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. Liverpool sounds as bad as Sodom and Gomorrah.

    Many children who came to Canadian farms were treated fairly but many were not. Boys were beaten, treated as slaves, slept in the barn, not fed properly or given wages. Girls worked hard, were overworked, were sexually abused etc. Some committed suicide.
    Some children were treated like family.

  2. The sunken ships were fascianating. If you click on one of the dots you find out which country owned the ship, and if its sinking was an act of war. Cheers, BT

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