Esoteric London

No. 1216: Green Lanes, N8

Posted in London Types by esotericlondon on November 30, 2015

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Green Lanes, London, N8. Photo ©RogerDean 2015

London Labour and the London Poor – Henry Mayhew, 1851, 1861-2:

Housebreakers and Burglars – John Binny

One night I went to an Irish penny ball in St. Giles‘s, and had a dance with a young Irish girl of about nineteen years of age. This was the first time she saw me. I was a good dancer, and she was much pleased with me. She was a beautiful and handsome girl – a costermonger, and a good dancer. We went out and had some intoxicating liquor, which she had not been used to.