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Friday, 22 April 2016

The ninteenth step in my A-Z of quirky ancestor antics - S is for strange occupations

Have you ever heard of jobs that involved putting bladders in balls or tongues in tins?

In their younger days, both of my grandmothers were the proud owners of these jobs.

I won't rewrite my earlier blogpost on this topic but I'll provide the link below

Tongues in tins and bladders in balls


  1. Nope, that's strange for sure!!

    My dad was. Number taker with the railway which most people thought was an undertaker.

  2. That's an interesting one. Have never heard of a Number Taker before. What did he do?