London Barracks – Living London 1902

Last Updated on October 10, 2018IN  LONDON  BARRACKS. By   MAJOR   ARTHUR   GRIFFITHS. As dawn approaches the sentry at the London barrack gate counts the moments to the hour of relief. This is probably his last spell of “sentry-go,” and he has nothing more to do but to stand at arms with the rest of the …

Recruiting London – Living London 1902

Last Updated on October 10, 2018RECRUITING   LONDON. By   MAJOR   ARTHUR   GRIFFITHS. The cradle of a large portion of the British Army, that which is, in   fact,   provided  by  the Metropolis, lies in the district of  St.  Martin-in-the-Fields.      This    is,    so   to speak, the  military birthplace   of    the    London recruit.       The    embryo soldier   is   brought   into …

In The London Docks – Living London 1902

Last Updated on October 10, 2018 IN    THE    LONDON    DOCKS. By R. AUSTIN FREEMAN. APPROACHING    the   Docks   from   the westward   in   the  early   morning,   our arrival in their vicinity is made evident to us by the appearance at each .street corner —occupied by the inevitable public-house— of a small crowd of men in the last stage …

Marrying In London – Living London 1902

Last Updated on October 10, 2018MARRYING   LONDON. By   MRS. BELLOC-LOWNDES. IN one matter London may safely be asserted to be quite unlike Heaven, for nowhere is there more marrying or giving in marriage. The mere wedding statistics compare favourably—or from the misogamist’s point of view unfavourably—with every other great city in the world, while not …

Chelsea Hospital – Living London 1902

Last Updated on October 10, 2018 AT   CHELSEA    HOSPITAL. By DESMOND YOUNG. TO the average Londoner, Chelsea Hospital is merely a home for military “veterans battered in their country’s wars.” Rightly considered, it is more. It is, by means of its inmates, a bridge—the only accessible bridge—between the Army life of the past and of the …

London Awakes – Living London 1902

Last Updated on October 10, 2018London Awakes By W. Pett Ridge. THE great town is a-bed. A day of busy, crowded hours ; a day with strenuous traffic in certain quarters and with easy content in others, a day of the year resembling in these things its three hundred and sixty-four fellows, is exacting its …