Snapshot 1900: The Changing Picture of Class
The Bedale Bowling Green Society
Here is a description of the men in the photograph and their occupations:
Back row left to right: W Porter W- Grocer, J W W Trewhitt-Grocer, Wheldon J (Draper), Dodsworth Fred Sir (Gentleman), Linscott T (Schoolmaster), Fowler H (Nurseryman), Whitelock M (Gentlemen), Walker W
Front row left to right: Anderson G (All England Cricketer), Swarbreck B W (Solicitor), Mountford F H (Bank Manager), Kay W L (Grocer), Fowler R (Nurseryman), Dawson H (Boy)
How does looking at the occupations of these men help you decide whether they are working class, middle class or upper class? What did a gentleman do?
When was the Bowling Green Society founded? You can find out by looking at their website (see Related Links at the bottom of the page).
What can you find out about the history of the game of Bowls?
There is a useful website on traditional games with more information (see Related Link below).