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LINKS - Social History: Clothing, Food, Value of Money
« on: Sunday 10 May 09 13:50 BST (UK) »
Some links for web-sites about Social History.

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Money How Much is that Worth Today?

Ever wondered how much 6 (six pounds) in 1880 would be worth today in real terms? This site will work it out for you:
http://www.measuringworth.com/calculators/ppoweruk/

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http://www.moneysorter.co.uk/calculator_inflation.html
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Find out what the equivalent value of money would be today. Works for any date after 1800, e.g 100 in 1850 worth 9,411 today!

Quote from: Boongie Pam
Here's a good un though it's a wee bit out of date.
http://www.eh.net/ehresources/howmuch/poundq.php
For those who want to know how much money was worth yon years back.  Useful when you are looking at wills.


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Re: LINKS - Social History: Clothing, Food, Value of Money
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 November 10 08:58 GMT (UK) »
Costumes
Costumes from 1635-1935 may help you identify or date photographs. The site is worth a visit!
http://www1.xe.net/~mbone/webtree/costumes/index.htm


The Great Exhibition of 1851
To find out about the Exhibitors, including Doulton Pottery from Staffordshire have a look at Bob Speel's pages on the Victorians including lots of other Victorian Links. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/speel/otherart/grtexhib.htm


Provincial Token Coins Tokens were used to trade almost anything from the 17th century through to the 19th Century from Coal to Coffee.
http://www.predecimal.com/p9tokens.htm

Mining Tokens
http://www.mining-memorabilia.co.uk/Tokens.htm

The History of Advertising
http://www.hatads.org.uk
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Trust Archive
The conservation of the Uk's leading brands and communications heritage for preservation and study.

A Vision of Britain Through Time
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A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.
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An interesting site that contains information from the census returns from 1810 to 2001 by area. View charts on anything from housing conditions to Industry and compare what life was like for your ancesters.
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You can search by town or map to find placenames and discover how the population has grown and how the place has changed over the years..lots of snippets for historians or just some facts for Family History researchers. Worth a visit.

ChartistAncestors
http://www.chartists.net/
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For anyone with Chartist ancestry Mark Crail's site has lots of info and news items.

The Georgian Index- everything Georgina (photos, information, etc.)

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Re: LINKS - Social History: Clothing, Food, Value of Money
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 20 November 10 08:58 GMT (UK) »
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Just found a great site - www.foodtimeline.org
American in focus but containing loads of stuff of interest to the British social and family historian.
                                                                                         links checked July 2013
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