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Ostrich feathers plucked.

Francis Lydia took some ostrich feathers from undertaker John White and was convicted for his crime. How did Lydia take the feathers and what would an undertaker do with them?

A pickpocket amidst the mourners.

Not all people at funerals were there to mourn. In this account we discover what happened when a member of the funeral crowd was found to be stealing from the pockets of those around him.

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.

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Coaching Making on Long Acre

This viewpoint is going to introduce you to Long-Acre’s coach making industries and the famous eighteenth-century coachmaker John Hatchett