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If you trace Charlotte back in the censuses then she has a wide variety of jobs and I suspect sawdust dealer was her last venture and may have been small scale.
1881 married to a policeman
1891 pen sharpener
1901 she is living on her own means
1911 nothing stated
Thanks so much Janice. I get really confused with the housing. I seem to think everything is "back to backs" and that a terrace could be at the back of somewhere. It must have been a small scale thing as you say.
Sawdust was still being used to sprinkle on the floors of butcher shops in the 1960s. Anywhere where there was likely to be spillages, such as pubs, would use it as it soaked up liquids and unpleasant things like blood and spit.
Again in the 1960s, no school caretaker would be without a bucket of sawdust as a first response to a child 'throwing up' on the floor.