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"Nearly as old as the Fire" (Arthur Mumby, 1868)

On this day, December 12th, in 1868, Arthur Mumby wrote evokingly in his diary:

“… I rambled through the old-fashioned streets about Cripplegate; attracted first by the fine massive antique tower of Cripplegate church … .  206 more words

London History

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

When street urchin Dodger sees a young woman being beaten in the street during a storm, he must intervene. Though he saves the girl, Simplicity, the danger she is in is far from over. 206 more words

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

May 7th –  On this day in 1663, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane first opened its doors, to put on a performance of John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont’s Jacobean tragi-comedy “ 340 more words

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