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Friday, October 28, 2005

England's Second-Oldest Profession

From UTV (of Belfast, Northern Ireland), posted Oct. 28, 2005:

Dirty dens in Albert Square

EastEnders' Albert Square was once the home of brothel keepers, according to TV historian Tony Robinson.

His researches showed there was a real Albert Square up until around the Second World War.

And in a census taken in Victorian times nearly every head of household there put down his employment as a brothel keeper.

"Nothing much changes ..." quipped Robinson when he hosted the launch of the complete 1851 census for England and Wales online.

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