April 2015 archive

Wedlake Street Baths

Warm bath and wash houses, available for public use in Britain, were first established in Liverpool in 1842. The popularity of wash-houses had been spurred by the newspaper interest in Kitty Wilkinson, an Irish immigrant who became known as the Saint of the Slums. In 1832, during a cholera epidemic, Wilkinson took the initiative to …

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Cock and Hoop

This area was originally known as West End rather than West Hampstead or Fortune Green and to the east of the West End Green was a field called Cock and Hoop field.¬†On the west side of the field was the Cock and Hoop Inn and the grounds of a cottage. The Cock and Hoop Inn …

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