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The Salon

The luxurious salon on the second floor of the Club, furnished in plush velvets and damasks, and the floor spread with thick Persian rugs, was lit by a chandelier of black glass and by the dim glimmer of lamplight. 21 more words


"A Little Duck:" Miss Beckwith Swims the Thames: 1875

“A LITTLE DUCK” A Young English Girl Swims Five Miles on a Wager of £60 to £40

A young girl named Agnes Alice Beckwith, daughter of the professor of swimming at Lambeth Baths, yesterday accomplished the difficult feat of swimming from London Bridge to Greenwich. 613 more words

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Visit from Pulham experts

We discovered before we moved back to Court Lodge that our sunken garden, the pond, and possibly even more of the garden, were originally designed by the well-known Victorian firm of garden designers James Pulham and Son. 471 more words

Historic House

Colorful Casita

As the Casita progresses through restoration, for a moment, the historic colors still shine through. Once completed, it will still be a lively thing, with a vibrant Fire Engine red at the front door, and a bold blue door to the back yard.  68 more words

East End


This gorgeous box has been redesigned from vintage treadle sewing machine drawers into a great cabinet.  We have added solid oak feet and top but all the detailing on this pieces is original.   85 more words

Paper Shadows

When I found the hand shadow trade card for Salem furrier T.N. Covell below I thought I had stumbled onto something unique, but it turns out that… 126 more words


Gearing up for Steam Tour: Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls

London, 1859. Holborn’s shameless streets are awash with unsavoury individuals, wiling away their lives practicing the variously sordid Victorian vices of the times. 62 more words