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To The Mop Fair

Michaelmas Day is the 10th of October, and hiring fairs were often held on or around this date. Labourers and servants would dress in their best clothes and go to the town centre, where the local landowners would also congregate.  … Continue reading

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The Winter Of 1684

The coldest English winter on record was that of 1683-4.  It was so intense that the Thames froze to a depth of almost a foot, and turned into an icy road along which stalls were set up.  Goods were traded, horses … Continue reading

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