Today saw the death in 1914 of Richard A Cross who was twice Tory Home Secretary between 1874-80 and 1885-1886, and particularly noted as the instigator of the Artisans Dwellings Improvement Act 1875, which had allowed clearance of slum areas. 548 more words
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Field lane was once a narrow alley that led to Saffron Hill (once fields and gardens belonging to Ely Place and filled with actual saffron), and formed part of a tangle of the narrow lanes and courts that contained some of London’s most desperate poverty. 816 more words
The first guideline, for creating the sociological imagination.
Ken Plummer defines social structures as “patterns of predictable human actions which cluster around key problems in living”. 237 more words
At the beginning of the twentieth century the burgeoning furniture industry, which was long established in Hoxton and Shoreditch, led to the clearance of several residential areas, for the construction of several warehouses. 144 more words