Friday, 24 April 2015
An A - Z of Victorian Crime and Culture - O is for...
O is for - 'Out of print' - a slang term for someone who had died - therefore, no longer in circulation - how quaint!
O is for - Opera House - two come to mind in Victorian Leicester, and neither was actually a legitimate Opera House. 12 Town Hall Lane, (now Guild Hall Lane) and recently re-assigned as 'The Opera House', and a similarly named enterprise on Wharf Street, on the edge of the new slums circa 1850. Both were renowned brothels or bawdy houses / abbeys / cabs - and served the sexual needs of Leicester's discerning Victorian gent. 12 Town Hall Lane features in The Borough Boys series, overlooking the Police Station.
O is for - 'Outsider' - a pair of very slim long nosed pliers, used by burglars for turning keys in locks from the outside, thus gaining access.
The voices inside my head have finally started, once again. I have been struggling with how to adapt the work I have already under...
The old Borough map circa 1860 Looking towards 'The King & Crown' Inn from St Martins West The original Leicester In...
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