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Filename: mcf01_02_0182.jpg

Size: 5447 x 4113 (18.2MB)

Date: 9th May 2019

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Images

Job Title: Photographer

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Two children collecting water at a water pump MCF01_02_0182

Two children collecting water at a water pump in Cheddar, Somerset. Photographed by Katherine J. Macfee, 11th May 1907

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Children Edwardian Rural


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> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > Katherine MacFee Collection (1902-1951)

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1920s to 1940s > Photos of Edwardian England

> Industry > Water supply

> The way we were > Childhood


EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph, titled "Two Children Collecting Water at a Pump," was captured by Katherine J. Macfee on May 11, 1907, in the picturesque village of Cheddar in Somerset, England. The image transports us back in time to the Edwardian era, a period marked by social and technological changes that transformed the fabric of British society. The photograph depicts two young children, dressed in typical Edwardian attire, standing at a water pump, their buckets in hand. The girl, with her long, dark braids and simple, high-necked blouse, gazes intently into the pump's basin, while the boy, wearing a short-sleeved shirt and trousers, looks up at her, a curious expression on his face. The scene is one of simple, rural life, where the daily chore of collecting water was a shared responsibility between children and adults. The water pump, a common sight in rural communities during this era, is a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the people who lived in these areas. It provided a vital source of clean water for drinking, cooking, and household use, and its presence signified the absence of more modern conveniences like running water and indoor plumbing. Macfee's photograph captures the essence of a bygone era, a time when life moved at a slower pace, and the simple pleasures of nature were cherished. The image invites us to reflect on the past and appreciate the progress that has been made since then, while also reminding us of the importance of cherishing the natural world and the simple joys of rural life.

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