The Hooligans, by L. Raven-Hill

The Hooligans

Leonard Raven-Hill


Walter Besant's East London (1901), facing p. 174.

"These gangs are the modern Mohocks," writes Besant, explaining that there are more of them in South London than in the East End. They "are difficult to deal with because they meet, fight and disperse with such rapidity that it is next to impossible to get hold of them. It is an ugly feature of the time," he adds (177).

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