Regarding Socialistic Lecturers and their Damn Vans

The inhabitants have not only been disturbed by the noise of the trams and the tremendous increase of people on our common thereby, but apparently are now to have this additional annoyance of socialistic lecturers with their vans. I know perfectly well that these vans have been allowed in the public parks for years past, but we can hardly look upon Streatham, Wandsworth or Clapham in exactly the same way as you can London Parks.
–Streatham resident, LCC register of complaints, 1900ish,

Found on p 201-202 of Susan D. Pennybacker (1995) A Vision for London, 1889-1914: Labour, Everyday Life and the LCC Experiment

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