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Frost Fairs

There are records of the Thames freezing over as far back as CE 250. The piers of old London Bridge were broad and close together, meaning that they could get easily blocked creating a dam which would slow the water enough to allow it to freeze in cold winters. The Thames embankments have meant that the river now flows faster than it did previously. This, together with the wider arches under London Bridge, and of course, global warming, mean that we should not expect to enjoy any Frost Fairs ourselves.

Diamond Geezer gives a time-line of the various Frost Fairs 1434 - 1814. Our image shows a painting of the 1684 Frost Fair.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Frost Fairs

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Frost Fairs

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Ray Green

Ray Green

First Chairman and Trustee of theĀ Jubilee Market Traders Committee.

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Castle Tavern - EC2

Castle Tavern - EC2

Being at a junction the address has been given as 26 King Street which certainly is more definitive than the Gresham Street address which seems to have fluctuated widely. Pubwiki gives: "in the 184...

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
George M. Hammer and Co. Ltd.

George M. Hammer and Co. Ltd.

Firm of furniture makers, such as school desks and park benches. From London Fine: "Operating in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Hammer were an old English furnisher, in their words; 'Manufactur...

Group, Commerce, Craft / Design

1 memorial
W. Bryer & Sons

W. Bryer & Sons

Gold refiners and assayers who occupied 53 and 54 Barbican. One of the few buildings in the area to survive the incendiary bombing in December 1940, it was demolished in 1962. In 2009 Yellow Page...

Group, Commerce

1 memorial