|Flask Walk early 1900s|
The Flask owes its name to a philanthropic bequest of 1689 when ‘six acres of waste land lying and being about certain medicinal waters called the wells’ were given over to the benefit of the poor of Hampstead. Spring water was placed into flasks, which were sold for threepence each. The water was said to have medicinal qualities, and was sold throughout London.
|John may well have sold fish from a stall like this|