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Chris Scott
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Norfolk Road, Dalston

In his inquest testimony, Joseph Lawende gave his address at the time as 25 Norfolk Road, Dalston. This area was the subject of one the walks listed in Charles Booth's notebooks:

Notebook 347, page 73:
Sept. 3., Friday.
"Starting at Dalston Police Station; walk with Inspector Flanagan round district bounded on the south by Dalston lane and Graham Road, on the east by Greenwood Road, Dalston Lane and Amherst Road, on the north by Downs Park Road and on the west by the Norfolk Road."
Interestingly this area seems to have had a problem with prostitition. On page 75 of the same notebook, Booth writes:

"There is a large public house on the corner of Walyland Avenue and Dalston Lane which has been shut for 6 months. Its license was taken away for harbouring prostitutes. The police prosecuted and obtained a conviction. Three doors from it was a notorious brothel since closed also. The public house is kept clean and smart as its owner is anxious to sell it.
Just opposite is the Refuge for Fallen Females, a kind of rescue home which has had a peculiar effect on the district. the superiors of the home try to get places for the inmates as soon as they have been sufficiently reclaimed: they generally get them taken on in the neighbourhood. Their mew employers take advantage of their having been unfortunates to giev them as low wages as possible with the result that they are often driven to the streets again. Not only this but the general servant of the neighbourhood has the reputation of being a very queer kind of girl. It is a monstrous shame said Flanagan."

Quite an area where Joseph lived!

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