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Flower Missions of the East End
Discover the Spitalfields ‘Home of Industry’ where flowers were sent by train from the countryside to be distributed by the women of the Bible Flower Mission amongst the poor of the East End.
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.
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Battle of Turnham Green
This battle took place in November 1642 near the village of Turnham Green in the first few months of the English Civil War. The Parliamentary army, along with many ordinary Londoners rallied to prevent the forces of King Charles I take the city in an important strategic victory.