Spital Street, London, E1. Photo ©RogerDean 2014
Dickens’s Dictionary Of London, An Unconventional Handbook – Charles Dickens, 1882:
The poorer Jews of London eat Spanish olives and Dutch cucumbers pickled in salt water, as food rather than as a relish. They love herrings steeped in brine, German sausage, the dried flesh of beef and mutton, smoked salmon, and, indeed, fish of all sorts, stewed with lemons and eggs, or fried in oil.