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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.
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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.