Leave a Reply

More from Dr Dan O'Brien

Barnard Feay – coffin maker, undertaker and carpenter

The undertaker and coffin maker Barnard Feay lived and worked nearby. His premises are long gone but what remains of his business?

The funeral of a porter.

The porters were an important but criticised part of life in London’s trading community as they distributed messages between individuals. Hear about the arrangements that porters made for the death of a member.

The funeral of Rev. William Romaine

William Romaine’s funeral drew a large but peaceful crowd. The spectacular procession to Blackfriars involved many spectators, charity recipients and marshals from the City of London.

More in United Kingdom

Geraniums, scripture, and some cold boiled potatoes…

Step into a Sunday School ‘Flower Show and Industrial Exhibition’ from 1889 in Peckham to hear a rather disparaging newspaper report on the children’s exhibits.