Long-gone East End London - Telegraph: Small is Fun, March 7, 1939 Children who are small enough to pass under an archway in Bow, east London, qualify for a weekly parcel of toys. In 1907 the headmistress of Devons Primary School in Bow, Clara Grant, set up a wooden arch on the pavement, inscribed with ‘Enter all ye children small, None can come who are too tall’. Any child able to pass through the arch without bending could receive a parcel of toys for a farthing.
A boy working for Wymans & Sons selling tobacco at Euston station, London, 1908. Passengers could buy tobacco, cigars or cigarettes on the platform as well as in station kiosks. At first smoking was banned on the railways but in 1868 an act was passed permitting smoking in carriages. At least one railway carriage of each class was a smoking carriage. These were marked on the outside with an S.