Recruiting London – Living London 1902

RECRUITING   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

 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

MARRYING   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 …

London Awakes – Living London 1902

London 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 …

Prologue Living London 1902

Living London Prologue By George R. Sims. PARTING the great tableau curtains that as yet conceal the stage from view, I step modestly forward to speak the Prologue. If I have chosen the metaphor of the theatre, it is because in these pages there is to be enacted for us …

Russia ln East London Living London 1902

RUSSIA IN EAST LONDON By COUNT E. ARMFELT. THE foreigners who dwell within our gates form one of the most picturesque elements of the metropolis. Among the alien communities, Russia in East London possesses special interest, and it teems with characters which are worthy the study of the  artist. Tolstoi’s …