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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. Victorian Life, Victorian London, Vintage London, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, London History, British History, Interesting History

Charlie Rouse was the last of the 'Watchmen' in London before the formation of the 'Peelers' who where the world's first police force.

A group of match-girls photographed in the year the workers at the Bryant & May Match Factory in Bow, East London, went on strike. Victorian Life, Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, East London, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, London Pictures

Bob Whiting of Brighton

A group of match-girls in 1888, the year the workers at the Bryant & May Match Factory in Bow, East London, went on strike.

The changing face of poverty: Updated maps of London's poorest areas show epidemic of 'junk food' diabetes in same streets where Victorians died of malnutrition Victorian Life, Victorian London, Vintage London, Victorian History, East End London, London Map, London History, British History, Belle Epoque

Whole families lived in one room, sometimes sharing with other families. London, 1890-1900s

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures Victorian London, Victorian Life, Vintage London, Victorian Street, London 1800, Victorian Buildings, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos

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

In 1901-2, Horace Warner took photos of East End street kids, who he called 'Spitalfields nippers'. Here's a selection of the rare ones that have survived to this day

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys). Their sad faces breaks my heart. Victorian Life, Victorian London, Victorian Photos, Vintage London, Old London, Victorian History, Victorian Street, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures

Little Penny Dreadful

artdec0: “ If you study this picture of urchins in Victorian London closely, you will see several boys have swollen cheeks. A sign of mumps, or much more likely bribes in the form of gobstoppers to...