Tag Archives: Occupations

Occupations – Cora was a Pawnbrokers Manageress

I’m very proud of the women in my family, they got out there and earned a living, supporting themselves. Grand-aunt Cora was no exception. Cora Annie Amelia Dinnis was the older sister of my grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis. Born in … Continue reading

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Occupations – Great Grand-Aunt Fanny was a Milliner

In 1871 Fanny Dinnis was working as a Milliner, we ¬†know this from looking at the England Census of that year. She was 25 years old, living in Islington, London with her parents John and Charlotte Dinnis, brother George and … Continue reading

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Vote For a Regular Feature

For the final day of Blogging 101 I am planning to introduce a regular feature to my blog. It will be either Funny Photo Friday, which will be an amusing photograph of one of my family, posted every Friday. Or … Continue reading

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Occupations – Chimney Sweep

As I think back to my childhood (trying not to make myself sound as though I was born in Victorian times) I remember several house callers who came on a regular basis. There was the coal man, bringing coal and … Continue reading

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