Friday 8 April 2005 8.11am
I'm sure that everyone else will already know about this but I have only just found the Charles Booth OnLine Archive - http://booth.lse.ac.uk/
- and it makes fascinating reading.
Observations about the area between 1886 and 1903. He tried to interview the commercial occupants of my own building, the Simmons family, with regard to the level of wages paid to their workers. I note that they declined the interview!