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Supper in a Hot Pie and Stewed Eel Saloon

Supper in a Hot Pie and Stewed Eel Saloon
Society & Culture - Cafes, Saloons etc

Distinguishing feature of the Lambeth Walk are the eel and pie saloons, where you can get hot soup, hot pies and parsley sauce, or stewed eels and mashed at a penny, twopence or threepence. Often the whole family is taken.

Views: 10,324    Year: 1938     2 Comments

'..Something that Fills You, and after all That's the Chief Thing'

'..Something that Fills You, and after all That's the Chief Thing'
Society & Culture - Cafes, Saloons etc

Dieticians would gasp at the sight of small children polishing off large bowls of potato. But the eel-pie saloons supply a need for somthing hot and filling that is also cheap. Taken from 'Life in the Lambeth Walk' Article.

Views: 8,772    Year: 1938

Suffragettes' Campaign

Suffragettes' Campaign
Society & Culture - Protests

Demonstration were held almost daily by women claiming equal rights with men. When arrested for breaking the law, many of them went on hunger strike.

Views: 7,612    Year: 1912

Suffragettes' Campaign

Suffragettes' Campaign
Society & Culture - Protests

Demonstration were held almost daily by women claiming equal rights with men. When arrested for breaking the law, many of them went on hunger strike.

Views: 5,821    Year: 1912

The famous siege of Sidney Street, Jan 1911

The famous siege of Sidney Street, Jan 1911
Society & Culture - Crime

Gunmen, resisting arrest, had barricaded themselves in 100, Sidney Street, and opened fire at the police. A detachment of Scots Guards and several hundred armed police were called out to capture them. Mr. Winston Churchill, the Home Secretary, seen in the photograph directed operations.

Views: 7,326    Year: 1911

The famous siege of Sidney Street, Jan 1911

The famous siege of Sidney Street, Jan 1911
Society & Culture - Crime

100 Sidney Street after the siege. The two gunmen were killed and several policemen were wounded. The ringleader of the gang, Peter the Painter, is believed to have escaped.

Views: 7,255    Year: 1911