Britain's first railway 'knocker-up', Doris Weigand, makes a call, 31st May 1941. Weigand works at an LMS railway depot in London and is employed to inform railway drivers and firemen that they are needed to work a shift at short notice. Telephones were not yet common in working class households. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
BRITAIN'S YOUTH PREPARES: BOYS CREATE ALLOTMENTS ON BOMB SITES, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1942
Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer -- Horse-drawn delivery van of the London, Midland and Scottish railway halted in a sqaure in Bloomsbury during 1943 to allow the horse to get a drink. -- High quality art prints, canvases
This woman's job was to wake people up to go to work. She was called a "Knocker Up". She waited until she knew the person was awake before moving on to the next person's house.
http://ww2today.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/home-coming.jpg At the end of a busy day delivering goods for the LMS Railway Company, Lilian Carpenter arrives home to be greeted by her son Clarence. He is named after his father, who is in the Army and has not yet seen his son
Piccadilly Circus in 3D / Taalreis Engeland - Londen
Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, née Vanderbilt (and later Balsan), reading in English country house, c. 1910 ... daughter William K. and Alva Vanderbilt, married (mostly unhappily) to Duke of Marlborough 1895-1921, separated from 1906