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East End Slum 1949. Scary to think that my Grandpa who grew up in London would have been the same age I am now when this photograph was taken...

lizthefangirl: “Rowan Whitethorn in Empire of Storms.When I read this scene, I knew I had to paint it as a coping mechanism. Here it is! Painted in Photoshop. ”

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Many who worked died before they reached 25

A narrow court of the 1930's, as pictured, was typical of working class housing in the Scotland Road area of Liverpool in the early 1900's. Such a court would usually contain six houses with a frontage of only ten feet. In such cramped accommodation there were frequently as many as sixty people in a single court all using the one tap. In an effort to make the dark miserable courts brighter the residents 'whitewashed' the walls. Yet despite having to tolerate such poor living conditions…

Aedion is so done with life.