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The skittle-ground at the back of the Royal Sovereign Pub.The skittle-ground at the back of the Royal Sovereign Pub.
The skittle-ground at the back of the Royal Sovereign Pub.

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Repro ID: H5129
Title: The skittle-ground at the back of the Royal Sovereign Pub.
Description: Francis Cordeira, who arrived from Goa around 1855, worked as a steward at the Royal Sovereign Pub, Shadwell. There is evidence that a drink called Arrack, made from a type of palm sap found in Goa, was sold at pubs in Erith, the Isle of Dogs and Shadwell in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Creator: J Salter
Date: c. 1895
Credit line: Tower Hamlets Local History Library collection


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