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Old Mill Lane (now Brookmill Road)

Old Mill Lane (now Brookmill Road)
Old Mill Lane (now Brookmill Road)
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3178
Description: At the turn of the century, living and social conditions in London's docklands were wretched for the majority of the people. Jack London, the American novelist and socialist, visited the slums and found that the 'worst casualties were the children'. 'In the West End 18 per cent of children die before five years of age; in the East End 55 per cent of the children die before five years of age...Slaughter! Herod did not do quite so badly'. J. London, 'The People of the Abyss' (1903).
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1895
Credit line: Lewisham Library
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