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'Like a festering wound covered by cloth': cleaning, cutting and curing the Strand

Today I stumbled across a strand story written by E. Beresford Chancellor in 1927. It is from his 'Introduction' to Disappearing London (ed. Geoffrey Holme, London: The Studio Limited, 44, Leicester Square). '[T]here is beginning to spring up a generation which remembers, but cannot for the life of it recall, the Strand and its northern purlieus as they were before the ...
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