Fisher Row, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Fisher Row, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Photograph taken 1900 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: CC72/02190

Osier peeling taking place in April alongside the river. The willow wands were made into a range of objects, such as eel traps shown in the picture next to a foreman. The working people are all wearing hats. The foreman in charge is wearing a jacket and a bowler hat as a sign of his higher status.

Location

Oxfordshire Oxford

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Themes

Tags

work worker men women child rural craft willow weaving food clothing victorian (1837 - 1901)