Chester Library is holding a Jane Austen's Christmas event. At 2pm I'll be giving a talk on Christmas time in Austen's day, and will read some extracts from my book Regency Cheshire. Hope to see you there!
Mule Spinning Room, 1860s. Child piecers and scavengers at work in a cotton spinning mill, supervised by the overlooker. Charles Knight’s Pictorial Gallery of Arts Vol. I, (c.1862).
Rows in Watergate St, Chester. Stranger’s Companion in Chester, 4th edition, c.1828