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The Chubb Company Flower and Bird Show
What do the ‘Housing of the Working Classes Act’ of 1885, the Chubb Patent Lock and Safe Company, and a ‘laughing jackass’ have to do with one another? Find out in this short Viewpoint…
John Groom’s Flower Girls’ Mission
Discover the alley which housed the clubroom of the John Groom Watercress and Flower Girls’ Christian Mission from 1866, where flower women could go for an early morning breakfast-and-bible-lesson after buying their flowers at the market.
Flowers at the East End Maternity Hospital
Discover the work of Miranda and Octavia Hill’s Kyrle Society, and their mission to ‘bring beauty home to the people’ in the late-nineteenth century.
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Whittington’s Longhouse: A Medieval Public Toilet
One of the largest medieval public toilets stood on this site for over four centuries. Explore the turbulent history of Dick Whittington’s Longhouse, founded by the famous Lord Mayor of London.