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Coal buckets  Constantly used to keep the coal stove at the right temperature for cooking, canning and baking. I still don't know how my mother knew just when to add the coal, and how much. P. Davies

Coal buckets, filling the buggers on a cold night brrrrr

Coal fire still have one as our main heating in sitting room

an open coal fire.the coalman, the coal bunker, the coal scuttle, soot down the chimney landing on the carpet. My grandfather taught me how to build and light a coal fire to last all day.

Outside toilet......one of my great-aunts  (May) in Gravesend, Kent had one just like this. Spotlessly clean, smelling of Lifeguard disinfectant...and freezing cold in the colder months!

Outside toilets.we had one with hard scratch non absorbent toilet paper.

Willie Bryden, 13, holding the door open in a mine - Heart-Breaking Pictures of Child Labour In USA by Lewis Hine.

Heart-Breaking Pictures of Child Labour In USA by Lewis Hine

Willie Bryden, holding the door open in a mine - Heart-Breaking Pictures of Child Labour In USA by Lewis Hine.

MILCHKANNE,ALUMINIUM,50er JAHRE,DICHT+ SAUBER MIT KLEINEN BEULCHEN,HOLZGRIFF !!! | eBay

MILCHKANNE,ALUMINIUM,50er JAHRE,DICHT+ SAUBER MIT KLEINEN BEULCHEN,HOLZGRIFF !!! | eBay

Vintage Schulstuhl aus Holz // Wooden school chair by AugenschmausVintage via DaWanda.com

Vintage Schulstuhl aus Holz // Wooden school chair by AugenschmausVintage via…

De schort, mijn moeder heeft deze nooit gedragen, maar alle buurvrouwen bij ons op de streek wel. 1 buurvrouw draagt de schort nu nog

Kittel - ich sehe meine Oma direkt vor mir :-) im Sommer wurde er als Kleid…

Loved Woolworth's. Mom took us their to eat lunch and shop. She also took the grandkids who to this day talk about their quality time and memories eating and shopping with Nana at the Woolworths counter.

Woolworth at Stoke Newington High Street in the where Iceland is today.

I used to take my little bag of marbles to school, to play at recess. I used to love this game and winning or collecting special marbles. My favorites were blue and green "clearys". :)

Enrich Your Life... It's Child's Play!

Parkuhr - sie machte so ein schönes Geräusch, wenn man einen Groschen eingeworfen hatte und sich das Uhrwerk drehte...

Parkuhr - sie machte so ein schönes Geräusch, wenn man einen Groschen eingeworfen hatte und sich das Uhrwerk drehte...

My mama's tongs for laundry day. They clipped onto to clothes in the hottest water, and dropped the laundry into a cooler rinse water

Tongs for laundry day. They clipped onto to clothes in the hottest water, and dropped the laundry into a cooler rinse water

Coal bin in the basement (There was a window shaped door with a heavy metal cover in the wall so coal could be put in the basement from the outside by the delivery man.)

Coal bin in the basement (There was a window shaped door with a heavy metal cover in the wall so coal could be put in the basement from the outside by the delivery man.

Gezellig dia avondje als iemand op vakantie was geweest. Hoeveel moeten we er nog...? ;-)

The dreaded family vacation slide show! Oh yeah.my Dad would show them right on the living room wall.

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