When There’s No Time To Bathe Because Your Show Is On

Face still covered in soot from laboring in a South Wales coalmine, Richard Farr listens to the world title fight between Joe Louis and Tommy Farr, Richard’s brother, hoping for a family win. By 1937, Louis had beaten 24 opponents in 12 years. Tommy was his 25th. (Portrait of an Era)

Belisha Beacons And Zebra Crossings

A policeman in Cardiff, capital of Wales, leads children across the street in the 1930s. By 1934, road deaths exceeded 7000 per year, so the transport minister, Leslie Hore-Belisha, introduced the striped pole topped with an orange globe. I can’t say as I’ve ever heard of or seen a Belisha beacon (aka¬†a pelican beacon), whichContinue reading “Belisha Beacons And Zebra Crossings”