Author Topic: Does anyone know the occupation please?  (Read 2742 times)

Offline Christianmpoulsen

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 178
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Does anyone know the occupation please?
« on: Sunday 12 February 17 15:27 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone have any idea what the occupation is likely to be? It is likely to be Northumberland (but please advise if you think the people don't look like they are from there) but I don't know what they are doing or when it was taken. Could but related to mining in Bigges Main or Blucher but I don't think so??
Robson (NBL ENGLAND); Armstrong (NBL ENGLAND);Richardson (NBL ENGLAND); Money (NFK & NBL ENGLAND); Gibson (NBL ENGLAND);
Swoish/Swash (NFK ENGLAND);Reed (NBL ENGLAND);
Watson (NBL ENGLAND); Church (NFK ENGLAND); Trobe/Trollop (NBL ENGLAND); Lowes (NBL ENGLAND);
Sherwood (NBL ENGLAND); Harrison (NBL ENGLAND)

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Old Bristolian

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,766
  • Ada & Joan
    • View Profile
Re: Does anyone know the occupation please?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 February 17 15:33 GMT (UK) »
They look more like Morris dancers than an occupational group to me, from the crossed sticks and matching tops

Steve
Bumstead - London, Suffolk
Plant, Woolnough, Wase, Suffolk
Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey, Mogg, - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline JenB

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,732
    • View Profile
Re: Does anyone know the occupation please?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 February 17 15:44 GMT (UK) »
It looks like a 'Rapper' sword dancing group to me. The gentleman on the extreme left is playing a concertina.
All Census Look Ups Are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline nanny jan

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,851
  • Russian John
    • View Profile
Re: Does anyone know the occupation please?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 February 17 15:49 GMT (UK) »
Snap!

 Rapper Sword dancing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapper_sword

Found on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSSJpB5Gc6U

There's quite a few to view!
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



All census look-ups are crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline Christianmpoulsen

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 178
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Does anyone know the occupation please?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 February 17 15:54 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to post a clearer image of the detail, but difficult with restricted file sizes
Robson (NBL ENGLAND); Armstrong (NBL ENGLAND);Richardson (NBL ENGLAND); Money (NFK & NBL ENGLAND); Gibson (NBL ENGLAND);
Swoish/Swash (NFK ENGLAND);Reed (NBL ENGLAND);
Watson (NBL ENGLAND); Church (NFK ENGLAND); Trobe/Trollop (NBL ENGLAND); Lowes (NBL ENGLAND);
Sherwood (NBL ENGLAND); Harrison (NBL ENGLAND)

Offline JenB

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,732
    • View Profile
Re: Does anyone know the occupation please?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 12 February 17 15:55 GMT (UK) »
The bearded man on the right and the woman (probably actually a man) 1st in from the left are known as Tommy and Betty they introduce the dance and provide a running commentary to what's going on. The dance is pretty fast and furious.
All Census Look Ups Are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline nanny jan

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,851
  • Russian John
    • View Profile
Re: Does anyone know the occupation please?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 12 February 17 15:56 GMT (UK) »
That shape and others is often made during the dance.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



All census look-ups are crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline JenB

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,732
    • View Profile
Re: Does anyone know the occupation please?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 12 February 17 15:57 GMT (UK) »
It's definitely Rapper dancing. Originated in the mining villages of Northumberland and Durham.

You can find plenty information via google.
All Census Look Ups Are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline Christianmpoulsen

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 178
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Does anyone know the occupation please?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 12 February 17 15:59 GMT (UK) »
Excellent!! I think you're right. Thank you so much. One step closer to finding who it might be in the photograph!
Robson (NBL ENGLAND); Armstrong (NBL ENGLAND);Richardson (NBL ENGLAND); Money (NFK & NBL ENGLAND); Gibson (NBL ENGLAND);
Swoish/Swash (NFK ENGLAND);Reed (NBL ENGLAND);
Watson (NBL ENGLAND); Church (NFK ENGLAND); Trobe/Trollop (NBL ENGLAND); Lowes (NBL ENGLAND);
Sherwood (NBL ENGLAND); Harrison (NBL ENGLAND)