On Christmas Eve, 1888, a large group of friends were drinking at the Queen’s Head in Tanner Street, Bermondsey. As the name of the road suggests, the leather trade was important for the parish. Bermondsey was a working class area, populated by casual labourers, dockers and street sellers, many of…

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