gives a snapshot of a changing street in a particular year, with some
glimpses backwards and forwards in the notes below. Large offices and
warehouses, and various public buildings, were interspersed with
residential premises with small shops and workshops (predominantly Jewish) below. Many of the
firms went out of business before or after the Second World War. The transscription is partly based on this excellent website.
Leman Street Directory 1921
2 Mrs Sadie Max, milliner
4 Joseph Moshinsky & Son, tobacconists
8 Jacob Semel, blouse maker
10 Jacob Lazarus, fried fish shop
14 Cushi Albert Punter, farrier 
... here is Beagle Street ...
J Landau & Sons, government contractors (Beagle Street) 
16 Baker & Basket, Henry Levy Steingold 
18 & 20 Charles Wills, saddler
22 Browne & Eagle Limited, wool warehouse keepers
... here is Duncan Street ...
26 Marks Rubin, cooked beef dealer
28 Henry Rodney Foakes, dairy
30 Abraham Korinsky, confectioner
34 Manor Laundry (Camberwell) Ltd 
36 H Ginzburg, printer
38 Kritz Barnett & Son, wardrobe dealers 
... here is Great Alie Street ...
40 Black Horse, Mrs Sarah King 
42 & 44 P Mellis & Sons Ltd, india rubber waste merchants 
46 Harris Hart, tailor
48 Solomon Berman, confectioner
50 Lewis Leibson, woollen merchant
58 Morris Berkin & Son, hat manufacturers
60 Aaron Moses, wholesale haberdasher 
62 Philip Leslie, loan office
[66 - details here]
70 Garrick, Edward Eugene Wherley 
74-78 Police Station 
82 Jews' Temporary Shelter
100 English & Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Societies 
... here is Great Prescott Street ...
110-118 (& 99) Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd
110 Minesweepers Co-operative Trawling Society Ltd 
116 & 118 (& 99) Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd
... here is Chamber Street ...
130 James Seaford, wholesale clothier
John Pound & Co, dressing case manufacturers
(2 to 12 Imperial Buildings) 
... here are Royal Mint Street & Cable Street ...
1 Julius Farbstein, hairdresser
3-7 Barthes-Roberts Ltd, cork merchants 
9 Barnett Kachar, kosher restaurant
... here is Colchester Street ...
11 Matthew Beer & Co, rope manufacturers
13 Walter Francis Reckitt, surgeon 
15 Israel Jacobovitch, hairdresser
15 Lazarus Pearlman, confectioner
17 Jewish Working Girls Club, Miss Isabel Harris, superintendent 
19 Seamen's National Insurance Society 
... here is Buckle Street ...
Eastern Dispensary, George W Ilsley, secretary
... here is Little Alie Street ...
21A (& 61) John Robert Siddall, carpenter
21A Mrs Sarah Lindsberg, tobacconist
23 Tooths Extract of Meat Company 
23 Mace, Rainbow & Stone, costume manufacturers 
23 Minerva Manufacturing Company 
25 Jacob Galinsky, butcher
27 Nathan Jacobs, grocer
29 Jack Alteresko, dining rooms 
31 Solomon Petergorsky, gasfitter
33 Morris Fordonski, waterproofer
37 (& 41 & 57) Anchor Co-operative Society Ltd 
39 Jacob Josopovitch, fruiterer
41 (& 37 & 57) Anchor Co-operative Society Ltd 
43 White Hart, Ralph Cartoof 
45-51 Crane-Bennett Ltd, engineers 
53 & 55 Penny & Hull, printers 
53 & 55 Roman & Needlestitcher, tailors
53 & 55 Weinstein & Cohen, tailors
57 (& 37 & 41) Anchor Co-operative Society Ltd 
59 Andrew Golebiewski, boot maker
61 Mrs Esther Solomons, wardrobe dealer
61 (& 21A) John Robert Siddall, carpenter
63 Davis Beigel, hairdresser
... here is Leman Passage ...
65-73 Charles Hughes Cousens & Co, wool warehouse keepers
99 & 110-118 Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd
... here is Hooper Street ...
119 East End Mission to the Jews, David Openshaw (?), secretary 
121 Morris Baranovsky, boot maker
123 Jacob Shimansky, watch maker
125 Marks Goldberg, clothier
127 Leman Street Drug Stores Ltd
129 Mrs Elizabeth Blake, coffee rooms
131 Morris Segal, hairdresser
133 Charles Ernest Upshall, newsagent
135 Simon White, fruiterer
137 Midland Railway (London, Tilbury & Southend Section),
managers office, goods depot
139 Brown Bear, Joseph Davis 
141 Hyman Hoffman, tobacconist
143A William Wesson Ltd, coopers
Great Eastern Railway Station [Leman Street]
155 George Carter Ltd, grocers & tea dealers
contains those valuable nutritious
constituents of fresh meat which are peculiar to animal food. In the
words of Professor Liebig, it is "solid Beef Tea"—that is, beef tea
from which the water has been evaporated. It dissolves immediately in
hot water, and is thus a most convenient as well as efficient and
economical substitute for meat in making beef tea, soups, and gravies;
in fact, with the addition of bread or other farinaceous food, it has
the full nutritive effect of meat.
"It contains the essential and important constituents of meat which are lost by salting. Hence, if added to salted and smoked meats, it imparts to them all the nutritive qualities of fresh meat."—See Times, Oct. 27th, 1865. It is therefore peculiarly valuable at sea. It does not spoil by keeping even in a loosely covered jar. One ounce of the Extract contains the soluble matter of about two pounds of fresh meat, free from fat.
|... It would be unfair not to say a few words respecting the service done
to the people of Paris by the Extractum Carnis. I and some of my
friends have made large use of Tooths' preparation and the various
others and we have found them excellent. There is little, if any, of
the English extracts left in stock now. A French company, having
adopted the absurd title, "Of Meat", which pronounced in French "Of
mėá" becomes exceedingly ludicrous to English ears, has pushed
its extract with great assiduity for some time, and tells the world
that the extract made by the Of Meat Company is infinitely superior to
that prepared on Liebig's plan. It had a considerable stock at the
commencement of the siege, but its retail establishment is almost empty
now. An Italian company has lately made its appearance with an extract
which is also Liebig perfectionné, and as it makes a good show it
will not want for customers.
The feeding of the poor is indeed a serious matter under the circumstances in which we are placed and the Government has set aside an additional sum equal to 20,000l. for the establishment of new economic kitchens for the supply of the indigent. It has allowed 7½d. a day to the wives of all the men in the National Guard who may apply for it, in addition to the pay of 15d]. to the men themselves. Now that the thermometer is several degrees below freezing, and the ground is covered with snow, all the aid that public and private charity can supply is, as may be supposed, fully required ...
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