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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park, ‘Our Alice’

Recounts the story of Alice Ayres who, in 1885, perished in a fire in Southwark while attempting to rescue three children.

The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park, A Brave Physician

Recounts the story of Samuel Rabbeth, a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in Barnet, who, in 1884, lost his life while attempting to save a child in his care.

Postman’s Park and the Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice

A brief history of Postman’s Park and the Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice

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Eastcheap

In medieval times, Eastcheap was the main meat market in the City of London, with butchers’ stalls lining both sides. It was also the location of Falstaff’s Boar’s Head Inn, featured in Shakespeare’s plays and the home to Nehemiah Wallington, the woodturner whose notebooks reveal a great deal about life in the seventeenth-century city.