Do you go to Chelsea?

Do you go to Chelsea?. Source: Fun (October 1862?): 52. Click on image to enlarge it.

Feeble Old Party: — “Hi! ’ere, Young Man! Do you go to Chelsea.”

Omnibus Conductor: — “Go on, Bill! The Young Lady wants to go to Cream-orne!”

The places whose names appear written on the rear of the vehicle, shows that it does not go to Chelsea, and the jocular (and rude) bus conductor tells the driver to start the ’bus, telling him that the “young woman” wants to go to the Cremorne pleasure garden in Chelsea.

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Last modified 18 February 2016