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Cumberland Place and Hawker's permits

by Fenella Rook Smith 14 May

George Thomas Smith was born at 9 Cumberland Place in February 1892, his mother Frances Smith’s occupation was Fruit Hawker. I suspect that his father Thomas Smith was a “traveller” or gypsy as I can’t find any trace of him before 1891. What sort of area was Cumberland Place in 1892? Would it be necessary to get a permit or licence to be a Fruit Hawker….. I am assuming on an outside stall?

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