Esoteric London

No. 974: Rosebank Villas, E17

Posted in Gardens, London Types by esotericlondon on November 21, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_2759 copy

Rosebank Villas, London, E17. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Cremorne and the Later London Gardens – Warwick Wroth, 1907:

Herr Von Joel, who appeared in 1848, was ‘ a peculiar old German’ […] who had made a sensation—which became a bore—at Vauxhall Gardens. His business was to appear at unexpected moments and in unsuspected parts of the gardens, to yodel Swiss ditties, and to give imitations, on his walking-stick, of birds and feathered fowl.

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