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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – ‘Mother, I saved him… but could not save myself’
Recounts the story of Solomon Gellman, aged eleven, who was run down and killed on Commercial Street in 1901 while trying to save his little brother from being injured.
The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – Death in a High Tension Chamber
Recounts the story of Constable Percy Edwin Cook, who died in 1927 trying to save some workmen from a High Tension Chamber in Kensington.
Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – Fire at the Laundry
Recounts the story of Amelia Kennedy who, in 1871, died in a fire at her home in Edwards Lane, Stoke Newington, while trying to save other members of her family.
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A visit to a flower show in Dean’s Yard
Join me on a visit to a working people’s flower show, held in the quiet square of Dean’s Yard in Westminster in 1883, to find out why window-gardening was encouraged by social reformers in the Victorian era.