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LINKS: London Social History Online
« on: Friday 02 June 06 19:35 BST (UK) »
I'm just starting to put this together so bear with me in the meantime ... thanks!
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Story of London
A great wealth of online information ranging from London Chronologies (year by year of major events in the city), the Lives of Street Musicians and other workers, the Victorian London section is particularly interesting with item such as Fast Food in Victorian London, Street Floods of Lambeth, Clapham Common Industries, London Cabmen, Recruiting Sergents of Westminster  ... lots  of great stuff and images.
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0ip/ 

Victorian London
The Victorian Dictionary - indispensible and browse-for-hours website covering a huge range of social history subjects with contemporary accounts
http://www.victorianlondon.org/


London Street Cries (Hawkers, Sellers, Pedlars etc)
Fascinating and fun, things such as "Buy My Rumps and Burrs", "Pipe Cleaner, Penny for Two!" as well as notes on Cockney pronunciation
http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/History/History-idx#pageref

East London History
Collection of online articles on a wide range of subjects including things like Siege of Sydney Street, Prostitution, East End to Canada, First London Railway Murder with a decent index.
http://www.eastlondonhistory.com/london%20features.htm


Tower Hamlets History Online
Covers a wide area including Bethnal Green, Stepney, Limehouse, Mile End, Shoreditch ...
Excllent site with articles, first-hand accounts of (mainly Victorian) life including things like the Cholera Epidemic, Markets, Occupations, Spitalfields Weavers, Major Events with a good subject and article index as well as images and illustrations.
http://www.mernick.co.uk/thhol/subjects.html




... a work in progess!

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Re: LINKS: London Social History Online
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 September 07 22:33 BST (UK) »
Two links for u both from the same site

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/place.asp?region=1

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.asp?pubid=344

the last is an entire series covering London in the victorian ERA

Barry
James, Farr in Cornwall and all the others on my website

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Re: LINKS: London Social History Online
« Reply #2 on: Monday 31 March 08 14:18 BST (UK) »
The Charles BOOTH online archive is a brilliant resource with images of the original notebooks and links to corresponding maps.

http://booth.lse.ac.uk/

Casalguidi :)
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