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2 minutes ago, One percent said:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6102013/Pictures-British-occupations-early-1900s-consigned-history.html

facinating pictures of people doing jobs that no longer exist 

starter for ten, without looking, what is a fletcher?  I didn’t know

Without looking isnt it someone who  puts the flights in arrows?

Typist. 

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One of my father's early jobs was being employed by the railway company to beat out fires in fields adjacent to the railway line on a steep incline. The extra effort needed to climb the incline meant that the steam engines would throw hot coals out of the top of the smoke stack.

He later worked in Nottinghamshire drilling for oil and also dug a local colliery shaft. The latter he said was his worst job ever.

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1 minute ago, man o' the year said:

One of my father's early jobs was being employed by the railway company to beat out fires in fields adjacent to the railway line on a steep incline. The extra effort needed to climb the incline meant that the steam engines would throw hot coals out of the top of the smoke stack.

He later worked in Nottinghamshire drilling for oil and also dug a local colliery shaft. The latter he said was his worst job ever.

You must be descended from Yorkshiremen.

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Just now, man o' the year said:

Derbyshire. I was 2 miles away from being Yorkshire myself being born in Worksop.

I was 300 miles away, but I'm still a Yorkshireman. Man up to it!:Old:

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36 minutes ago, MrPin said:

A fletcher does arrows, I think. What about the knocker-uppers?

I can only imagine knocker-uppers do the knocking-up.  (part of making lime mortar).

I just about remember petrol pump attendants.  Not the 'I'll fill it up for you' type, but the ones that would carefully (and manually) pump the petrol up into the glass bowl on top, then, when it reached line indicating the amount you wanted, let it all out into your tank.  It was never the sort of thing you'd allow a customer to do.  I had one down the road from my grandmother's house, but even then (by then) it was only used in power cuts.

 

 

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Just now, Melchett said:

Telephone sanitiser

And we all know how that turned out for the Golgafrinchams. :(

Brain the size of a planet and they have me researching old occupations.

I won't like it.:(

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Computer: a person who computes

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While a student and after receiving his civil engineering degree he worked as a computer in the engineering office of the Rapid Transit Subway Construction Company in New York and as an engineer for the Norfolk and Southern Railway...

I had a relative whose job was to perform calculations with the aid of a slide rule all day for a shipyard...

 

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