Islington High Street, London, N1. Photo ©RogerDean 2014
The Hooligan Nights – Clarence Rook, 1899:
It was one of those evenings on the edge of winter which makes you disbelieve in the English climate and dream of eternal autumn. We had gone down together to see a boxing-match in Lambeth, a match which was to be one of a series extensively advertised in the houses about the Walk. The pleasant room contained a notice in a prominent place over the mantelpiece. But circumstances had intervened. To put it plainly, the star of the evening had got into the usual difficulty, and was not allowed bail.