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Postcard view of an eel and pie shop: 20th century

Postcard view of an eel and pie shop: 20th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

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Postcard view of an eel and pie shop. The facade of Taylor's eel and pie house follows a standard design, having two large windows either side of the central doorway. Customers could see a display of live eels in tanks in the windows. Dutch eels bought from Billingsgate market were stewed or used to fill fish pies sold from shops like Taylor's. A hearty hot meal of eels with a special liquor served over mash could be had for a reasonable price. Eel and pie shops were popular among working-class Londoners until after the end of World War II.

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1921 AD - 1930 AD
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