Inspector Minahan’s Police Station, World’s End, 389 Kings Road, Chelsea
Mary Jeffries’ brothel – just round the corner from the police station at 125 (New) Church Street.
The most notorious brothel keeper in London. Mary Jeffries, 1887. Her regular entourage included girls in flashy silks and boys wearing ‘diamond rings and patent shoes’.
Minahan’s nemesis: Gladstone’s Home Secretary, Sir William Harcourt MP
And some of his coterie:
Sir William Harcourt with family and friends. Son, Loulou, bottom right and friend 2nd Viscount Esher, Reginald Baliol Brett
Victorian Images of Grooming and Trafficking:
A London mother rescues her daughter from a life of shame.
Hell’s Recruits: two young women are lured abroad for a life of sin and slavery. Date: 1886