Esoteric London

No. 524: Wedmore Gardens, N19

Posted in Clubs, Graffiti by esotericlondon on March 1, 2012

Wedmore Gardens, London, N19. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

London Souvenirs – Charles William Heckethorn, 1899:

A club cultivating a certain filthy habit, which I can only indicate as one practised by the French peasantry, and as described in one of Zola’s novels, was established at a public house in Cripplegate. The manner in which the proceedings of the club are set forth by their chronicler is as hideous and repulsive as the writer can make it; it could not be reproduced in any modern publication without risk of prosecution, which, indeed, would be well deserved.

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