Scavenger appears as an occupation in the 1911 Census of England and Wales. This job title was used to describe someone who cleans the streets, removes refuse, generally a workman (a modern-day garbage collector, janitor, or street cleaner) employed by the local public health authority.Why Commissioners of Lamps and ‘Scavengers’ ? Viv.
they are always diggin up the road and pavement here. and putting junk on them. then a few weeks later dig it up again to lay more cables for some other co. and more junk on the pavement.Virgin Mobile have been digging up pavements and laying fibre optic cables in many towns of South Devon, for a year or more. Now every street has at least one silver metal cabinet to obstruct pushchairs and the partially sighted. They have been canvassing for custom since although I do not think all this is solely for their use otherwise streets would be continually fill of excavations.
Twice they left cards saying 'sorry we missed you', despite the fact that we were home. Maybe too tired to find the front door? Anyway they are the last people we would want to supply internet of phones.