Charlie Rouse was the last of the 'Watchmen' in London before the formation of the 'Peelers' who where the world's first police force. At one point there were night watchmen employed by the City of London.
Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era - A street locksmith mending locks at his stall on the spot. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Wall-workers (a system of cheap advertising whereby a wall is covered with an array of placards that are hung up in the morning and taken in at night). Photo by John Thomson for the magazine Street Life in London, 1876
LONDON BEER FLOOD October 1814 (London beer companies competed to make the biggest beer vat, 8 people were killed when a giant vat burst in St. Giles Rookery, injured were taken to hospital almost caused a riot there.