Esoteric London

No. 736: Floral Street, WC2

Posted in London Labour by esotericlondon on December 24, 2012

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Floral Street, London, WC2. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

London Labour and the London Poor; Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Those That Cannot Work, and Those That Will Not Work, Volume I – Henry Mayhew, 1851:

A delight in flowers is observable, also, among the workers whose handicraft requires the exercise of taste, and whose eyes are sensible, from the nature of their employment, to the beauty of colour. To this class belong especially the Spitalfield’s silk-weavers.