Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit.  Following on from the Spivs and during the early 1950's some teenage gangs started to appear in the East End of London and they became known as Cosh Boys.

Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit.

Sir Walter Raleigh's house in Blackwall #London. It was demolished during the construction of the Blackwall tunnel

Walter Raleigh’s House London, c. Sir Walter Raleigh’s house at Blackwall, London. The house was demolished during construction of the Blackwall Tunnel

London, Thames Shipbuilding Yard c.1910, from Francis Frith

London, Thames Shipbuilding Yard It is dawn and stevedores, carpenters, coopers and ropemakers are arriving by boat to begin the day’s toil.

Photographer Irving Penn 1951

Swedish fashion model Lisa Fonssagrives in a suit at Paddington Station, London, England. Photo, 1951 (Toni Frissell for Harper’s Bazaar). (c) akg-images

1886: Workers at the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory form a football club and name it Dial Square, after the sundial atop their workshop. ...

Workers at the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory form a football club and name it Dial Square, after the sundial atop their workshop. After de- feating the Eastern Wanderers, in their first.

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