SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

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Post by GillH » January 17th, 2021, 12:30 pm

Section 41 coming...
Last edited by GillH on January 18th, 2021, 1:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by GillH » January 18th, 2021, 1:35 pm

Hope you didn't start on 41 yet, Peter. The next section was going to be extremely short, so I've added it on. If you have started, I can always go back to the first version. Just let me know.

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Post by GillH » January 18th, 2021, 1:38 pm

Section 41 (29:07)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_41_mayhew_128kb.mp3

Street Artists Part 2: The Penny Profile Cutter; Blind Profile-Cutter; Writer without Hands; Chalker on Flag-stones
(pages 210 - 214)

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Post by Peter Why » January 18th, 2021, 1:47 pm

No, I hadn't started yet; one of tomorrow's jobs.

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Post by GillH » January 19th, 2021, 6:31 pm

Section 42 (40:55)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_42_mayhew_128kb.mp3

EXHIBITORS OF TRAINED ANIMALS (complete section, pages 214 - 220)

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Post by GillH » January 20th, 2021, 4:11 am

Peter Why wrote:
January 18th, 2021, 1:47 pm
No, I hadn't started yet; one of tomorrow's jobs.

Peter
That's great. Thanks.

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Post by Peter Why » January 20th, 2021, 6:52 am

Section 41 PL okay.

How on earth could a blind man make a living cutting silhouettes?

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Post by GillH » January 20th, 2021, 1:22 pm

A bit different, eh? He's doing birds and animals etc rather than the people who pass, but it's still amazing. Pity we don't see samples of his work.

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Post by Peter Why » January 21st, 2021, 8:01 am

I'm sure that some of the Victorian silhouettes are still floating around, perhaps in museums, but Mayhew shows these crafts as being so personal.

Section 42 PL okay ... unless you want to have a look at the following.

0637 When he first came to London he turned to carpentering ... I hear "carpenting" instead of "carpentering"

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Post by GillH » January 21st, 2021, 8:55 am


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Post by Peter Why » January 21st, 2021, 3:56 pm

Section 42 PL okay.

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Post by GillH » January 23rd, 2021, 10:33 am

Section 43 (33:44)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_43_mayhew_128kb.mp3

SKILLED and UNSKILLED LABOUR - Garret Masters Part 1
(pages 221 -

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Post by Peter Why » January 23rd, 2021, 12:54 pm

Gill, Section 43 comes in at 83.2 dB on Checker.

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Post by GillH » January 24th, 2021, 2:01 pm

Oops! Thanks, Peter.
Edited Section 43 (33:42)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_43_mayhew_128kb.mp3

When I boosted it, extra sounds were audible so I ended up going through the whole thing again, which is why it's slightly shorter.

So odd, though: in playback it's hitting the orange and even red at times, yet the recording is uniform and now within the accepted range.

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Post by Peter Why » January 24th, 2021, 3:59 pm

Gill,
Section 43: just a couple of very minor edits you might like to make.

10:39.12-10:39.24 Odd noise in middle of phrase "... seldom or never are members of any association, ..."
21.54 ' ... a remuneration it affords for their labour, should continually lower ..." I hear "offers" instead of "affords"

What a nightmare of a world for these workers. And people complained when unions started to become more powerful! We're lucky that we never underwent the equivalent of the French Revolution .. though that may simply be because the target of the revolt would have been so much more diffuse here.

Peter
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