The Thirst For Reprisals', by Bruce Bairnsfather
'And me rifle, someone. I'll give these -----s 'ell for this! Originally an amateur artist, Bairnsfather's cockney humour displayed in his view of the Front (he served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment until December 1916) was popular. He became well-known through his work for the Tatler and the Bystander during this period.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Ox roasting at Stratford-upon-Avon Mop Fair
Scene showing an ox being roasted at the Stratford upon Avon annual Mop Fair, Warwickshire. Farm workers, labourers, servants and some craftsmen would work for their employer from October to October. At the end of the employment they would attend the Mop Fair dressed in their Sunday best clothes and carrying an item signifying their trade. A servant with no particular skills would carry a mop head hence the term Mop Fair. Employers would move amongst them discussing experience and terms, and once agreement was reached the employer would give the employee a small token of money and the employee would wear bright ribbons to indicate that they had been hired. The stalls at the fair sold food and drink, while others offered games to play.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection
Harvard House, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Harvard House, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Built in 1596 by Thomas Rogers, grandfather of the benefactor of Harvard University, John Harvard. Date: circa 1910s
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