Esoteric London

No. 1047: Southern Grove, E3

Posted in Food, Funereal, Parks by esotericlondon on March 4, 2014

© Roger Dean RED_1624 copy

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, London, E3. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Days and Nights in London; or, Studies in Black and Gray –  J. Ewing Ritchie, 1880:

London, for a “village,” as old [William] Cobbett used to call it, is a pretty large one; and, viewed from the lowest stand-point – that of the dull gospel according to Cocker – may well be described as truly wonderful. It eats a great deal of beef, and drinks a great deal of beer. You are staggered as you explore its warehouses. I stood in a granary the other day in which there were some eighty thousand sacks of wheat; […].

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