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This may very well be apocryphal, but Turnmills (where I also spent many years of my life) is supposed to have been the base of Ikey Solomons, the original for Dickens' Fagin.

...and Turnmill Street is also supposed to have been the setting for Hogarth's "Gin Lane".

...except that I have since Googled, and have discovered that Gin Lane was actually based upon St. Giles. No idea where that idea came from, then!

More Hogarth on Friday...

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