I noticed an interesting site linking to some of our material on the Back to Backs. Jacqui from the Ratheram Family have been exploring their history. She has traced her GGGG Grandfather back to Birmingham
My ancestors were Labourers, Brass Casters, Pig Iron Welders, Cabinet Makers, and Gas Lamp Makers. Most of these jobs would have paid low wages and many of the families had up to 8 children or more.