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Review Date:30 Jun 2022
According to a survey carried out by the National Federation of Fish Fryers in the 1960s, the first fish and chip shop was opened by Joseph Malins in 1860 on Old Ford Road in the East End of London (p. 234). The combination of the fried fish that had been sold and eaten in the Jewish East End since the early nineteenth century with chips created what became a quintessentially British meal.
Disability in industrial Britain: A cultural and literary history of impairment in the coal industry, 1880-1948 / Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones, Mike Mantin, Steven Thompson
Review Date:20 Nov 2020
Danger, disaster and the loss of life are emblematic features of Britain’s cultural memory of coal mining. Netflix’s hit series, The Crown, prominently reinforced these motifs through its recent portrayal of the 1966 Aberfan disaster in South Wales.