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Rag and bone man

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Sharron Report 22 Apr 2013 11:10

The modern economy is becoming similar to the nineteenth century economy in some ways. Then,fear of the workhouse led people to do anything they could to make money,collecting dog dung to use in the corduroy manufacturing trade,sweeping crossings on the ill repaired and dusty roads for the benefit of the better off.

I saw a van yesterday for some service that clears up dog dung.Couldn't see all that was written on it so I don't know how they operate but it was a private enterprise.

Rag and bone men were early recyclers, as were scrapyards (my favourites).


Harry Report 22 Apr 2013 11:00

Probably just for older members. Was reading about modern poverty and it just brought the rag and bone man to mind. We "never had two pennies to rub together".

Any memories.?

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