Esoteric London

No. 772: Piccadilly, W1

Posted in Architectural by esotericlondon on February 12, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_3392 copy

Piccadilly, London, W1. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

Dickens’s Dictionary of London, An Unconventional Handbook – Charles Dickens Jr., 1882:

Nuisances. – A few of the désagrémens to which metropolitan flesh is heir have been legally settled to be “nuisances.”

(a) THE FOLLOWING WILL be summarily suppressed on appeal to the nearest police-constable:

Abusive language; Advertisements, carriage of (except in form approved); Areas left open without sufficient fence.

Baiting animals; Betting in streets; Bonfires in streets; Books, obscene, selling in streets.

Carpet-beating; Carriage, obstruction by; Cattle, careless driving of; Coals, unloading, between prohibited hours; Cock-fighting; Crossings in streets, obstructing.

Defacing buildings; Deposit of goods in streets; Dogs loose or mad; Doors, knocking at; […].

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