Esoteric London

No. 1219: Beresford Road, N8

Posted in Graffiti, London Labour, London Types by esotericlondon on December 23, 2015

©RogerDean_RED_0513 copy

Beresford Road, London, N8. Photo ©RogerDean 2015

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, 1862:

Pimps are frequently spoken of, and pimping is a word very generally used, but I doubt very much whether many of them exist, at least of the male gender. The women do most of the pimping that is requisite to carry on the amours of London society, and pander is a word that merges into the other, losing any distinctive significancy that it may possess for the eyes of a lexicographer.