Esoteric London

No. 1134: Shepherdess Walk, N1

Posted in London Labour, Public Art by esotericlondon on July 3, 2014

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Shepherdess Walk, London, N1. Photo ©RogerDean 2014

London And Londoners In The Eighteen-Fifties And Sixties – Alfred Rosling Bennett, 1924:

[Merchant’s in] hare- and rabbit-skins […] wore a pot-hat […] and went with a pole hung with skins over his shoulder. He called out – at least our local man did – loudly and clearly: “Hare- and rabbit-skins!” and was often summoned to door-step bargains. I believe similar merchants in other parts of London sometimes invested their call with a musical cadence.

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