Esoteric London

No. 650: Bedford Street, WC2

Posted in Drink, Lettering, Literary London by esotericlondon on August 24, 2012

The Lady, Bedford Street, London, WC2. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

In the Days of Bicycles and Bustles – R D Blumenfeld, 1930:

A dreadful scene this afternoon in Bedford Street, near the Strand. Two drunken viragos fighting; one of them handicapped by having an infant in her arms. A couple of dozen loafers cheering them, and a policeman who stood by only interfered when one of the women showed ‘claret’ on the nose. No use remonstrating. The police know how to handle these people. When it was over they all adjourned to the beer-house at the corner.

[ The Lady is Britain’s oldest weekly women’s magazine having been in continuous publication since 1885. It is based at 39-40 Bedford Street, London. R.D.]

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  1. Jo Hall said, on August 28, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    What a lovely tasteful sign – I always walk on the other side of the street, so have never seen this sign!

  2. esotericlondon said, on August 29, 2012 at 7:42 am

    That’s Esoteric London for you, seeking out the unnoticed

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