Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Rosaleen Young

Rosaleen Young

Rosaleen Young

November 1, 2016 Posted by | Risqué, The Crippleage | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Silken ties

Silken ties

The Silken Tent

She is as in a field a silken tent
At midday when the sunny summer breeze
Has dried the dew and all its ropes relent,
So that in guys it gently sways at ease,
And its supporting central cedar pole,
That is its pinnacle to heavenward
And signifies the sureness of the soul,
Seems to owe naught to any single cord,
But strictly held by none, is loosely bound
By countless silken ties of love and thought
To every thing on earth the compass round,
And only by one’s going slightly taut
In the capriciousness of summer air
Is of the slightest bondage made aware.

Robert Frost

Friday love

April 30, 2016 Posted by | Ribbons, Risqué, The Crippleage, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Puppy girl

Puppy girl

Wyred Slave 

March 2, 2015 Posted by | Risqué, The Crippleage, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miss Whitlock – 1902

Vintage Photography

May 2, 2011 Posted by | Deltiology, Maid, Maids, Servants, The Crippleage, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lucky Tintin

 

Lucky Tintin

December 17, 2010 Posted by | Corseted, Risqué, Servants, The Crippleage, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Crippleage

May 16, 2010 Posted by | Deltiology, Servants, Social History, The Crippleage, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Crippleage

March 7, 2010 Posted by | Deltiology, Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, The Crippleage | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Crippleage

John Alfred Groom was a London engraver and evangelical preacher, who became concerned with the plight of the poverty-stricken and often disabled girls and women who sold flowers and watercress in the streets around Farringdon Market. His work with them began when he founded the Watercress and Flower Girls’ Christian Mission in 1866. A permanent home for the mission was found in Harp Alley and Lord Shaftesbury became its first president. Religious services were held at Foresters’ Hall until its destruction in 1890, after which John Groom purchased Woodbridge Chapel, Clerkenwell.
Taking inspiration from the trend for imported handmade flowers, John Groom set up a factory in Sekforde Street, close to the Woodbridge Chapel, where disabled girls could work at making artificial flowers and thus make a living for themselves. The girls lived in houses in Sekforde Street, rented by John Groom. Further factories were subsequently built in Woodbridge Street and Haywards Place. The name of the charity was changed to John Groom’s Crippleage and Flower Girls Mission in 1907.

February 15, 2010 Posted by | Deltiology, Servants, Social History, The Crippleage, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments