We’ve produced this board to accompany our Education team’s new resource called ‘Victorian Lives’, where you can examine documents, artefacts and photos from the period. Come and meet Mrs Banton the centenarian, or play the Eyeless Dude game: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/topics/victorian-lives.htm
Britain still had an empire to run and in 1876 any young men ardent for some desperate glory would make their way to the Mitre and Dove public house. There the recruiting sergeants of any number of regiments would cajole young aspirants to military honors. The local police officer is second from left!
Lord Paget, Lord Carlisle and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The National Archives catalogue reference: RAIL 1014/37.
Report on a female teacher Local government report on a teacher at an industrial school, 1897. Industrial Schools were intended to help those children under 14 years old who were found to be homeless or begging but who had not as yet committed any serious crime. The idea was to remove the child from bad influences, give them an education and teach them a trade. (MH 27/19)
'Photograph view of South Bay & Spa, Scarborough', 1901, The National Archives catalogue reference COPY 1/450/26ii
1884 photo captioned "Photograph of a little girl standing by a basket on a stool with a jar of shrimps and paper bag in her hand." The National Archives catalogue reference: COPY 1/369/257
Street scenes of 19th-century Newcastle – in pictures A remarkable set of original early glass negatives detailing everyday 19th-century street scenes has been found by Aaron Guy, who works at Newcastle's Mining Institute. Most are from Newcastle, but some in the collection are from other parts of the north-east. The photographer is unknown All images from NEMiPA - Collection of the Society of Antiquaries, Newcastle