What on earth is this place?

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    I have never seen the like. Check out RG10, 147,44,19 1871 census for St Annes Westminster.

    Lots of people from all over the place, noted as strangers I think. The place seems to be called the Hotel Del Europe! Looks like dodgy doings to me.
     
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    Apparently it was near Charing Cross Station from where people traveled all over the place.
     
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    It does appear in the papers from time to time, but the BNA is throwing a wobbly at the moment and it doesn't look as if it will be fixed until tomorrow.

    I suppose the 'guests' were all listed as strangers because no-one could spell their names :D
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    I have seen the term stranger used for what we might term as 'foreigners'.
    The dictionary give one meaning as:-

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    Perhaps it is a particular hotel for newly arrived persons from Europe or wherever to gather their wits & sort out where to go next.
     
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    Or perhaps as my grandfather's apprentice indentures mentioned "a house of ill repute". :D
     
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