Jen Allan Photography

11 Porters Row

This house represents the 1930s and retains many old features, while several more modern items have been added.

 

Electricity was installed by the canal company in 1926, although it was only extended to the downstairs room at this time.

 

The parlour was only used on Sundays and special occasions, and the furnishings are reminiscent of a Victorian room The piano would have been used for family entertainment, but was being overtaken in popularity by the 'wireless', which can be seen in a corner of the room.

 

The kitchen still has its coal-fired range, but a gas stove has been installed making cooking quicker and cleaner.

 

This house was not lived in after the late 19th century as numbers 11 and 12 were converted into a workers canteen or "galley".

 

The garage to the rear was also built in the late nineteenth century to house a fire engine used around the dock estate.

 

NOTE: the last two are older, so different wallpaper!

 

I admit that some of these images are less than perfect, but they are from way back. I hope to go back again in 2014 to obtain better ones, which I will then use to replace the current content. Some areas I did not visit can also be recorded.