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Offline Eilleen

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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 17 January 07 12:24 GMT (UK) »
 How they worked.
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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 17 January 07 13:04 GMT (UK) »
One of my Grt Grt Grandfathers was employed as a tailor at the huge St Pancras workhouse, I have long thought what a tireless and somewhat depressing job this must have been. I imagine his days would have been filled stitching uniforms and mending sheets and I don't think the surroundings were too beautiful, bet he felt happy to return home each night even if he lived in a humble dwelling. Would love to know what really went on within those great walls  :(.
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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 17 January 07 22:06 GMT (UK) »
And yet more links ... As always, if it's not immediately obvious, search for 'tailor' once you get to the page.

http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/haynin/haynin1012.htm is about Scotland but looks interesting nevertheless.

http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/histories/jewish/working_lives/working_lives.htm

A brief essay on Jews in 19C Britain ...http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/deronda/ei_judaism.html

American site but great reconstruction stuff here. Also, look at the multimedia link on the right hand side of this page and look
for the tailor slide show ....
Long URL to google.images

Another image link ...
http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/history/core/pics/0253/img0057.jpg

Even in the 1920s and 30s theysat cross legged ...
long URL to redhill-reigate-history site

And even a Russian folk tale about a tailor ...
another long URL to google.images

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Levitt - Lancashire, Middlesex, London, Yorkshire
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Cartmell - Lancashire
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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 17 January 07 22:16 GMT (UK) »
But ....

I've still not found out why they sat cross legged on the floor or table  ???

Any ideas ?

Bev
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Levitt - Lancashire, Middlesex, London, Yorkshire
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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 17 January 07 22:39 GMT (UK) »
I've tried that link again tonight and it seems to be working now.
It's going to be such a let down when you finally get in because all you see is the abstract. :(

 I've not heard back from the author yet. Will let you know when I do.

Bev


Finally got in to the "abstract" site this morning. Looking forward to visiting the additional links you posted earlier.

I have no idea as to why they sat cross legged.

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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 18 January 07 00:08 GMT (UK) »
Probably made a cradle for heavy garments....
It is a comfortable position to sit in when sewing ...personal experience...
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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #33 on: Friday 19 January 07 01:31 GMT (UK) »
PaulaToo -

I never considered / thought about comfort but you do make an excellent point.

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Scotland - Adam, Galt/Gault, Mellis, Jardine, Turnbull, Robertson, Auchincloss, Murray, Allison/Allason, Mitchell, Cross, Rae, Brown, McHutcheon, Montgomerie, McKenzie, Mackay, McPherson, McInish

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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #34 on: Friday 19 January 07 09:35 GMT (UK) »
It can be pretty uncomfortable when you move though. Bending your back like that for a long period of time. Yikes.

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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #35 on: Friday 19 January 07 10:25 GMT (UK) »

Interesting that no one has mentioned "The Tailor of Gloucester" by Beatrix Potter, a children's Christmas story book.

On reading that book one might draw the conclusion that tailoring was not a lucrative occupation.

Beth
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Wiltshire: Webb, Hayter, Mussell, Curtice, Sheppard
Hampshire: Harper, Rawlings
Ireland: Revels, Qua, Alexander, Clegg
Bucks, Northants, Derby, Leicester and Cheshire: Spokes, Glover, Sturgess, Attewell, Whiting, Lester, Hall