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London (Central) – Sclater Street Signs

My medieval English dictionary says that sclater is an alternative word for slater, so it’s perhaps formerly a street where roof-slaters lived. There’s also a suggestion that it’s an old word for slaughter, so could have been where animals were killed before they went to the market.

Either way, the interesting element here for me were the three streets signs. The first one is from the eighteenth century, the second is twentieth century and the third in another language which is of more relevance for the new population of the area.