1911 Children packing tea at Butlers Wharf, London. From 1921 children had to be at least 12 years old before they could work full-time, though some of these boys look younger. They appear to be labelling tins of tea
It happened to me: I was sent to Australia as a child migrant
Cruelty and hardship: Child migrants in the late 1940s. "We disembarked ready for our new life. I was classified as 'a war orphan' and given to understand that my father was dead. About 20 of us were taken to Boys Town, a home for youngsters at Bindoon, about 60 miles away.We were immediately put to work. I learnt how to milk a cow within a week, and then we began constructing a new building. By the time I was 14, I was driving a truck. We'd work, sleep and eat. That was it" Laurie Humphreys
65 Photos Spanning Two Centuries Of Flooding In Britain - Men rescuing residents in Rotherhithe, south London, from a flood caused by the Thames breaking its banks. These are all pretty inedible captures.