You in 1905!
Posted by darkstar 11 years ago
From the PBS series "Manor House" comes this page presenting "You in 1905".  
 
For me...  
 
"You are a Clerk!  
- A Snapshot of your life as it might have been in 1905  
 
Education  
You go to the local school and at 16 you go into apprenticeship with a friend of your father's to learn your trade.  
 
Career Prospects  
You do well as an apprentice clerk. Wanting to go further, you join a well-respected firm where you enjoy the security and prestige. You go to work on the electric tram – an excellent new invention, which means that you can get more easily from your new house on the outskirts of the city into the centre to work.  
 
Leisure Time  
You read a newspaper every day and follow with interest the social reforms that the Liberals are proposing. You expound these new theories at the debating society that you're a leading member of. You try to have family holidays once or twice a year. When there's enough money, you take your family to seaside resorts at Torquay, Blackpool and Scarborough.  
 
Living Conditions  
You move from a crowded house in the centre to a pretty, detached villa on the outskirts of the city. You employ two servants who come by the day to help your wife with chores. You buy meat from the local butcher and other food from the grocer, who's a good friend of the family.  
 
Marital Relations  
You marry your wife at 17 to escape from humiliation when you realise that she's expecting your first child.  
 
World War One  
You join the army at the outbreak of World War One and rise to become a corporal. Narrowly escaping death, you return home with serious war-wounds that mean you can't work again. You are awarded a Victory Medal and a Star."  
FuzzyDave: You are an Engine Fitter!  
- A Snapshot of your life as it might have been in 1905  
 
Education  
You go to school until you're thirteen.  
 
Career Prospects  
You follow your father into your job as an engine fitter. You join the army in 1914 as a Private Officer and are promoted to become Lance Corporal.  
 
Leisure Time  
You enjoy watching cricket on Saturday afternoons. On the way home from work you read the Daily Mail to learn about strikes, crimes and sporting results or Tit Bits magazine which keeps you up to date on scandal, jokes and stories. You enjoy exchanging gossip with your friends at the music hall on a Friday night.  
 
Living Conditions  
You live in a small terraced house with your parents, wife and two of your children. You have four children but two will be servants living with their employers and sending money back when they can. As a treat you buy fish and chips from one of the shops on the parade near your home. Your family share an allotment by the railway line where you grow potatoes, carrots and sweet peas.  
 
Marital Relations  
You marry twice, due to the death of your first wife.  
 
World War One  
You're killed on the beaches at Gallipoli in 1915.
darkstar: Bummer about Gallipoli, dude.
Taking their snob quiz...
darkstar: ...I am 48% snob, apparently.
FuzzyDave: 85% Snob: Nice one, FuzzyDave, at only 85% snob, you're a happy go lucky social chameleon, comfortable in any echelon. Even though you enjoy the odd swipe at your neighbor's taste in wives, you're still a well-rounded human being who'd never dream of judging his fellow man on the color of his shoes.
shigpit: 54%.
SpearmintFur: Me too.  
 
C'mon Shigpit, let's not associate with lesser snobs like darkstar.
Heh ... I be edjumacaytid.
shigpit: You are a Schoolmaster!  
- A Snapshot of your life as it might have been in 1905  
 
Education  
You go to the local school in the village and then to Durham University. You're the first person in your family to go to university.  
 
Career Prospects  
Through a mixture of hard work and intelligence you do well in your work as a schoolmaster. You receive a pension but don't live to enjoy it as you're killed in the First World War.  
 
Leisure Time  
You enjoy inviting neighbours in for tea but you have your main meal (meat and vegetables) in the evening. You go to church regularly and are on the parochial Church Council, as well as being an active supporter of the local Conservative club. You go to theatre and musical concerts in the local market town when there is something worth seeing and you always buy the best seats.  
 
Living Conditions  
You live in a village and employ three domestic servants who live with you: a cook, a maid and a scullery maid. You believe that your wife has better things to do than household chores.  
 
Marital Relations  
You marry your wife when you're 25 – she is a friend of your family and goes to the local church.  
 
World War One  
At the outbreak of World War One you feel it's your duty to join the army as a non-commissioned officer. You rise quickly to the rank of company sergeant major. You're killed in the trenches at Ypres in 1917.
I'm a printer
SpearmintFur: You are a Printer!  
- A Snapshot of your life as it might have been in 1905  
 
Education  
You leave school at 14.  
 
Career Prospects  
You work hard for ten years as a printer and you're eventually promoted to the position of manager.  
 
Leisure Time  
You support the Liberals and go to chapel where you hear sermons about the importance of improving the conditions of the working poor. Occasionally you go to the theatre – your wife loves musical comedies. More often, you go to the music hall with your family, where you love a good laugh and a sing along after a hard day's work. You take your family on one holiday a year: usually travelling by a train to a boarding house by the sea.  
 
Living Conditions  
You live in a terraced house near the centre of the city but you really want to move to one of the new detached villas further out of town. You employ one servant who comes to you for a couple of days a week to help with baking, laundry and house cleaning. You're vegetarian – your religious beliefs dictate that it's wrong to eat meat.  
 
Marital Relations  
You marry but your wife dies while giving birth to your second daughter. You have saved enough to give her a good burial.  
 
Death  
Despite bronchial problems, you're able to join the army in 1914. You die as a private soldier in 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele.
Yay for girls from the street!
LowFlyingMule: You work on a temporary basis  
- A Snapshot of your life as it might have been in 1905  
 
Education  
You never go to school and start work when you're ten.  
 
Career Prospects  
You have temporary jobs, none lasting more than six months, as you keep having to take time out to rest your bad back. You join a friendly society to help you out. You take home a few shillings for a week's hard work and have to make sure it lasts a long time.  
 
Leisure Time  
You drink methylated spirits - it's the only alcohol you can afford at 4p a pint.  
 
Living Conditions  
You share various rooms in lodgings with other men. Some weeks you're unable to afford to pay the rent and you're often evicted.  
 
Marital Relations  
You don't marry but you make up for it by spending time with girls from the street.  
 
World War One  
You try to sign up to join the army when the war starts but after a medical examination, you're rejected on medical grounds.  
Dock Labourer
gbaker: You are a Dock Labourer!  
- A Snapshot of your life as it might have been in 1905  
 
Education  
You won't go to school.  
 
Career Prospects  
Your health is poor and you can't afford to see a doctor. When you feel well enough, you pick up casual work, mainly as a dock labourer. You do 18 hour days from dawn to dusk in summer.  
 
Leisure Time  
You're a Labour supporter and believe the party is trying to help working men like you. You have the odd flutter on the horses when you can and you regularly use a pawnbrokers to tide you over until you get paid.  
 
Living Conditions  
You live in one room with your brother's family. You live in the same house as families of Polish Jews who've fled from persecution. Often you're not able to afford to eat and pay rent. When this happens, you queue up in the street for hand-out food parcels which are distributed by charities. By the age of 13 your nephew will go in front of the magistrate more than once for drunken behaviour and using obscene language in public.  
 
Marital Relations  
You never marry but you enjoy a trip to the brothel when you've got enough cash.  
 
World War One  
You buy a third class ticket for the maiden voyage of the new White Star Liner, Titanic in 1912, hoping to escape from your life here. You drown while trying to escape from the hold.  
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cornpone: You are a Clerk!  
- A Snapshot of your life as it might have been in 1905  
 
Education  
You go to the local school and at 16 you go into apprenticeship with a friend of your father's to learn your trade.  
 
Career Prospects  
You do well as an apprentice clerk. Wanting to go further, you join a well-respected firm where you enjoy the security and prestige. You go to work on the electric tram – an excellent new invention, which means that you can get more easily from your new house on the outskirts of the city into the centre to work.  
 
Leisure Time  
You read a newspaper every day and follow with interest the social reforms that the Liberals are proposing. You expound these new theories at the debating society that you're a leading member of. You try to have family holidays once or twice a year. When there's enough money, you take your family to seaside resorts at Torquay, Blackpool and Scarborough.  
 
Living Conditions  
You move from a crowded house in the centre to a pretty, detached villa on the outskirts of the city. You employ two servants who come by the day to help your wife with chores. You buy meat from the local butcher and other food from the grocer, who's a good friend of the family.  
 
Marital Relations  
You marry your wife at 17 to escape from humiliation when you realise that she's expecting your first child.  
 
World War One  
You join the army at the outbreak of World War One and rise to become a corporal. Narrowly escaping death, you return home with serious war-wounds that mean you can't work again. You are awarded a Victory Medal and a Sta
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