1892

1892

‘The Lane was always the great market-place, and every insalubrious street and alley abutting on it was covered with the overflowings of its commerce and its mud. Wentworth Street and Goulston Street were the chief branches, and in festival times the latter was a pandemonium of caged poultry, clucking and quacking and cackling and screaming. Fowls and geese and ducks were brought alive, and taken to have their throats cut for a fee by the official slaughterer.’ (excerpt from Israel Zangwill’s Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People, 1892)