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The flower shows of Bloomsbury
Visit the window-gardens of nineteenth century Herbrand Street to explore why an experimental flower show in 1860 was thought to be a solution for the poor living conditions of the working-class parishioners of St George’s, Bloomsbury.
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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.