Esoteric London

No. 1165: Islington High Street, N1

Posted in Crime and Punishment, Meteorological, Sport by esotericlondon on November 18, 2014

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Islington High Street, London, N1. Photo ©RogerDean 2014

The Hooligan Nights – Clarence Rook, 1899:

Honest Employment

It was one of those evenings on the edge of winter which makes you disbelieve in the English climate and dream of eternal autumn. We had gone down together to see a boxing-match in Lambeth, a match which was to be one of a series extensively advertised in the houses about the Walk. The pleasant room contained a notice in a prominent place over the mantelpiece. But circumstances had intervened. To put it plainly, the star of the evening had got into the usual difficulty, and was not allowed bail.