Aftermath of fire, London Hop Exchange
Aftermath of a fire at the London Hop Exchange in Southwark Street on 20 October 1920. A board leaning up on the right lists the temporary addresses of the tenants. After the fire the top two storeys were removed, and the building was converted into offices. Date: 1920
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Scalp of Brian Connor near Kilrush, Ireland
This illustration entitled the 'Scalp of Brian Connor' near Kilrush shows a man sitting in abject misery with no shelter. A 'scalp' was worse than a 'scalpeen' as it was merely a hole in the ground covered with some turf in which the most destitute sought shelter. Even here they were not left alone but hunted and evicted from these living graves. Many were left in roofless cottages during the time of the evictions in conditions worse than a pigsty. A figure of authority stands by the wall, a figure symbolising the authority by which such misery was visited upon tenant farmers.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans