• Fewer muffin street sellers by 1896

    24 days ago - By Researching Food History

    The decline of muffin street sellers was described in the following 1896 article. The muffins were still made by older ladies in their poor homes and sold to stores or a few remaining street sellers, who had a hard time making a living. Earlier that century there were 500 muffin street vendors in London with their tinkling little bells, traditionally starting on Oct 15.
    "... muffin-sellers were a recognised and respectable portion of the working class community. They enjoyed certain privileges, they were entitled to wear a uniform, and they held their heads high, as became their dignity...
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