Esoteric London

No. 900: Terrapin Road, SW17

Posted in Sport by esotericlondon on August 9, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_3425 copy

Terrapin Road, London, SW17. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Dickens’s Dictionary of London, an Unconventional Handbook – Charles Dickens [Jr.], 1882:

The dash and pluck necessary to earn distinction at both games [football and rugby] render football very popular with Londoners, and as many as 7,000 spectators have been seen at the Oval on the occasion of an international match.