Esoteric London

No. 1122: Bishopsgate, EC2

Posted in Architectural, Friezes, London Types by esotericlondon on June 17, 2014

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Bishopsgate, London, EC2. Photo ©RogerDean 2012

London Labour And The London Poor; A Cyclopædia Of The Condition And Earnings Of Those That Will Work, Those That Cannot Work, And Those That Will Not Work – Henry Mayhew, 1861:

There are very few English girls who can be properly termed sailors’ women; most of them are either German or Irish. I saw numbers of German, tall brazen-faced women, dressed in gaudy colours, dancing and pirouetting in a fantastic manner in a dancing-room in Ratcliff Highway.

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