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EAST END LONDON

PostPosted: 06 Oct 2008, 20:29
by EWW
Visited family in the east end on Sunday and was shown some wonderful old
pics. I was talking to the ladies son in this first pic. She was the "Knocker
upper" For you across the pond it has a different meaning here :D She was
paid sixpence a week to go round firing her peashooter at the bedroom
windows, heavy sleepers paid a penny a week extra as she had to use
more peas. Second pic is of street kids, and I thought I had it hard :?

I have a few more if you would like to see them?

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Re: EAST END LONDON

PostPosted: 06 Oct 2008, 22:10
by teddybear1959
Do you know the names EWW?

Reminds me of the saying about who knocked the knocker upper up. Does anyone have the whole version?

Do we want to see more?

Is it unwise to eat yellow snow?

Teddy
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Re: EAST END LONDON

PostPosted: 06 Oct 2008, 22:31
by EWW
The lady was known as Ma Smith, I was talking to her son and he said the pic was taken about 1933 but he is rather old himself and tended to get a bit muddled. Dunno who the kids are thou. I also went to this pub called "The Widows Son". It is in Bow where our reletives live. Did not get a pic of it as it was raining to hard, nice little story thou.

This curiously named pub has a sad story. In a cottage on this site lived a widow, her only son a sailor. He was due to return home on Good Friday and asked his mother to bake him some hot-cross-buns. Sadly, he never returned. Nevertheless every Good Friday his mother had a new bun waiting. Each year a new bun was added to ones she had kept from previous years. When she died the buns were found hanging from a beam in her cottage, which became known as the "Bun House". The cottage was replaced by a pub and the story kept alive by successive landlords. On Good Friday, a Royal Navy sailor adds a new bun to the collection which hangs in the pub. Sailors from around Britain come to pay their respects to the widow. They hold a religious service, then sing, drink and generally have a good time. The 220 year old pub has a single, triangular, bare floorboarded bar. It is plain and simple, except for some incongruous, highly decorated glasswork. This is a real East-End pub and nowadays, about as close as you'll get to an authentic Victorian alehouse.

Re: EAST END LONDON

PostPosted: 08 Oct 2008, 16:19
by EWW
Just got these few but hoping for some more.

Looks like any number of places in lynn, but it's Bow.
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Limehouse
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The building to the left of fire stations says "cows kept on premises"
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Re: EAST END LONDON

PostPosted: 08 Oct 2008, 17:12
by bill
good pictures nice to see

Re: EAST END LONDON

PostPosted: 08 Oct 2008, 18:18
by jenny
Boys hair styles haven't changed much have they? :lol:
Jenny

Re: EAST END LONDON

PostPosted: 08 Oct 2008, 18:24
by EWW
I think styles just go round in circles Jenny. Can't wait for doublet and hose to come back myself :D

Re: EAST END LONDON

PostPosted: 08 Oct 2008, 19:13
by jenny
:lol: :roll:
Jenny

Re: EAST END LONDON

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2012, 15:59
by beryltheperil
that is fascinating ev,i have always been asked over here about the knocker upper,