Sometimes you find an image so powerful that it sets off a series of thoughts.  This week, while hunting for sometimes completely different, I came across this.

Interior of Common Lodging HouseIt’s the interior of a boarding house taken around 1897.  Boarding houses were where people with nowhere else to go could pay a small amount of money for a bed by the night.

Common Lodging House, 141 Long Millgate. Manchester. 1897

 

I image that there are lots of people in Britain today living in circumstances not too different to this.  These pictures reminded me that I need to make a donation to Shelter.