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William "Digger"Hanley, Hoxtons most famous street bookmaker gives up

William 'Digger'Hanley, Hoxtons most famous street bookmaker gives up


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William "Digger"Hanley, Hoxtons most famous street bookmaker gives up

William " Digger" Hanley, Hoxtons most famous street bookmaker gives up street betting as betting shops become legal in England. 26th of January, 1961William " Digger" Hanley, Hoxtons most famous street bookmaker gives up street betting as betting shops become legal in England.
26th January 1961

Charlie Ley
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
England
JS*7115191

Media ID 21655547

© Mirrorpix

Bookmakers Hoxton Illegal Lond


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In this photo print, we witness a significant moment in Hoxton's history as William "Digger". Hanley, the renowned street bookmaker, makes the difficult decision to give up his long-standing profession. The year is 1961, and England has just legalized betting shops, marking a major turning point for the gambling industry. Captured on the 26th of January, this image encapsulates both nostalgia and change. Digger Hanley stands tall amidst the backdrop of Hoxton's vibrant streets, his weathered face reflecting years of experience in an illegal trade that once thrived within these very lanes. As betting shops emerge across England like seeds sprouting from fertile ground, Digger finds himself at a crossroads. With mixed emotions etched upon his face – perhaps a blend of resignation and anticipation – he bids farewell to street betting forever. The photograph serves as a poignant reminder of an era when bookmakers like Digger operated under clandestine circumstances. It transports us back to a time when London's underground world buzzed with excitement and risk-taking. Charlie Ley skillfully captures this pivotal moment in Hoxton's narrative through his lens. Through careful composition and attention to detail, he immortalizes not only Digger but also an entire chapter in British history. This Memory Lane Print offers viewers an opportunity to reflect on how societal shifts can transform even the most entrenched traditions. It invites us into the past while reminding us that progress often comes at a price – one that individuals

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