Picture Of The Day #22

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Victorian Poverty in Keighley.

If you look at this picture of Victorian Poverty you can’t help but think how great it would be if you could talk to the people. The hard life these people must have endured can only be wondered at. It was taken around 1850 and the more observant of you may notice that most of the adults are women. That is because many of the men of the time abandoned their families for a variety of reasons. One of the fathers “refused to support his wife and children,” surviving Victorian poor law records tell us. The parish supported them instead, to the princely tune of five shillings. Another woman called Ann fared rather better when she and her husband “failed to agree to live together”: she got £2.14s. And one more thing…

Picture Of The Day #17

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We would like to thank Radio City Talk’s Pete Price for this picture taken from the top of the Radio City Tower over in Liverpool. It was taken during his talk-show on the radio station last night and we thought we would reproduce it here just to show you the kind of view you get from the top of the tower. It has been many years since I was up the tower, back in the days when it was a revolving restaurant. Thanks Pete!

Picture Of The Day #16

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Here at Jammy Toast we love a nice photograph, especially one displaying love and affection. Here in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, two elephants show their affections for one another with suitably romantic trunk hugs. In the park, most of the elephants are found near the river, with herds descending to the dusty banks to drink. Large crocodiles laze on sandbanks and at dusk hundreds of hippo leave their pools and lumber up the banks to graze. Impala are common and giraffe can be seen in the dappled forests. Wildebeest, zebra, waterbuck, bushbuck, grysbok and oribi are also found. Predators abound with lions, spotted hyena and leopards always a highlight!