Thursday, 19 May 2016
Family History: The Seamstress
London: Family History
It is always fascinating to find articles that relate to your ancestors, especially the ones who you have had the pleasure of knowing and whose life story has been told to you as a child.
My great grandmother was a seamstress, she was born and lived in the East End of London all her life. She was the mother of sixteen children and her husband was a dock worker. To provide for her children she would make and repair clothing, and my grandmother would have to go knocking 'door to door' trying to sell her mother's work.
A blog entitled the Song of the Trousers gives me some idea what life was like for my great grandmother.