A little Herstory treat... One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. Their main rivals were the all-female The Forty Elephants Gang. (I double-checked this - it's all real! ~Renata)

Victorian Women Smoking

A little Herstory treat... One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. Their main rivals were the all-female The Forty Elephants Gang. (I double-checked this - it's all real! ~Renata)

Lovely atmospheric photograph of Waterloo Place, London in 1899 by the Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne

Lovely atmospheric photograph of Waterloo Place, London in 1899 by the Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

One of the most common sights in Victorian London was "crossing sweepers" – workers who cleared dung and rubbish from the streets in the hope of getting a few coins from local home and business owners. In London Labour and the London Poor, Henry Mayhew described the many types of sweeper, from "the one-legged crossing sweeper of Chancery Lane" to "the aristocratic crossing sweeper".

One of the most common sights in Victorian London was "crossing sweepers" – workers who cleared dung and rubbish from the streets in the hope of getting a few coins from local home and business owners. In London Labour and the London Poor, Henry Mayhew described the many types of sweeper, from "the one-legged crossing sweeper of Chancery Lane" to "the aristocratic crossing sweeper".

Jack the Ripper's London Victorian London History >  https://de.pinterest.com/dionhanna2011/murderers-row/

Jack the Ripper's London Victorian London History > https://de.pinterest.com/dionhanna2011/murderers-row/


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Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

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