This is reputedly the house that Dickens used as inspiration for Fagin’s Lair in Oliver Twist. The Artful Dodger and Oliver Twist walk from Islington down to ‘a house near Field Lane’ which was an area renowned for its rookery. 18 Vintage Photos Of Charle
ENGLAND ~ Tower of London. "Beefeaters" - Tower Warders in ceremonial 'Tudor State' dress (their day uniform is 'undress blue'). The 'Ravenmaster' feeds raw meat to the resident ravens at The Tower daily, making them the 'real beefeaters'.
Before alarm clocks there were knocker-upper's. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. Limehouse Fields. London. . Undated. Photograph from Philip Davies' Lost London: 1870 - 1945.
A Knocker-up ’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - S)
Field Day Festival - Street Style Pictures May 2013