Odour of the Jago
Arnold Circus Centenary Sharing Picnic,
18 July 2010
'...Below, the hot heavy air lay, a rank oppression, on the contorted forms of those who made for sleep on the pavement: and in it, and through it all, there rose from the foul earth and grimed walls a close, mingled stink - the odour of the Jago'
A Child of the Jago, Arthur Morrison, 1906.
A stall that recreated the smells described in Arthur Morrison's Victorian novel about the regeneration of The Jago (formelerly Arnold Circus), at the time London's worst slum. Participants were allowed to mix and take away their own 'Odour of the Jago' as a momento of the day.