This photograph from Lesley Keeley was taken in around 1906. It shows the harsh and poor way of life for children living close to the dock and gas works in tiny houses without bathrooms central heating or electricity.  Lesley said “My mother’s eldest sister Katie is the little girl on the back row with a ribbon in her hair, nearest to the teacher. Sadly she died from measles on Christmas Day 1907 aged six.”

This photograph from Lesley Keeley was taken in around 1906. It shows the harsh and poor way of life for children living close to the dock and gas works in tiny houses without bathrooms central heating or electricity. Lesley said “My mother’s eldest sister Katie is the little girl on the back row with a ribbon in her hair, nearest to the teacher. Sadly she died from measles on Christmas Day 1907 aged six.”

David Kindred

David Kindred has worked in professional photography for over forty years. For most of his career he was a staff photographer with the East Anglian Daily Times and Evening Star based in Ipswich. David is the author of several books of photographs from his collection of vintage images. David was born in Ipswich in 1946. He still lives in the town today.

 

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