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A Bit Of British Nostalgia For The Holiday.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
 by Anura Guruge

I, as is no secret, miss my traditional British Holidays — Boxing Day and Hogmanay in particular. So I am going to indulge.

I got a bunch of these historic pictures from Sri Lanka earlier this week.
I shared all of them, via e-mail, with the 4 people I have on my ‘friends & family’ distribution lists. They loved them.

I checked the copyright — yet again.
Pictures before 1923 are now definitely out of copyright — in the U.S. of A.
So, if anybody claims copyright on these I would dearly like to see
their credentials for claiming as such.

A genuine ‘Muffin Man’ in London in 1910.

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Click to ENLARGE.

Now some of you may know the nursery rhyme. So here is the real thing that went with that rhyme.

'The Muffin Man' from Wikipedia. Click to access.

‘The Muffin Man’ from Wikipedia. Click to access.

Real Estate in London was expensive even in 1910.

A 13 square feet shoe shop in London 1910
— at the bottom …

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Click to ENLARGE.

More pictures in coming days, if I have the time and I remember.
Crazy busy. Another book is nearly at an end. But, I won’t publish it this year.