Peaky Blinders-Allison Street | In Birmingham a fight was called a slog, and so the gang members were at first called sloggers, but later they were known as Peaky Blinders for the fringe of hair or cap peak typically worn over one eye.
- The Real *Peaky Blinders" c. 1919 (?) / 1920's gang "They used their peaked hats with razor blades sewn in to rob people. That's what a Peaky Blinder was. "When they hit someone or headbutted someone on the nose while wearing one, it would cause their victim temporary blindness."
Peaky Blinders-Bagot Street | A precarious survival and a form of protection was afforded from banding together with family, fellow workers and neighbours, against the uncertainty of street-life and the authority of the law.