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General Letter Office

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We did not find the website of The British Postal Museum & Archive terribly helpful whereas The Wargrave Local History Society is far more informative and with reference to the GLO says: "Charles II appointed Henry Bishop as the first Postmaster General who established the General Letter Office. All the post went to London, where clerks calculated the charge to be paid by the recipient".

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General Letter Office

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General Letter Office

Near this spot the General Letter Office stood in Post House Yard, 1653 - 166...

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Cornhill market

Cornhill market

Cornhill was apparently the only market allowed to be held after noon in the 14th century.  Stow reports Cornhill holding a corn-market (not surprisingly) but also old clothes being sold there.

Event, Commerce

1 memorial
Ritz Hotel

Ritz Hotel

Opened by Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz. The first hotel in the country where every room had an ensuite bathroom.

Place, Commerce

1 memorial
Worshipful Company of Skinners

Worshipful Company of Skinners

Originally an association of fur traders, it is now an educational and charitable institution. It is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London.

Group, Commerce, Education, Liveries & Guilds

1 memorial
Smithfield Poultry Market

Smithfield Poultry Market

The original poultry market by Horace Jones was opened in 1875 but destroyed by fire in 1958. Our page for that fire has an image of the original building. The new building has a concrete elliptic...

Event, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
scientific life assurance

scientific life assurance

Equitable Life, the world's oldest mutual insurer, started business in 1762 in the parsonage of St Nicholas Acons in Nicholas Lane. It pioneered scientific life assurance by basing premiums on age ...

Concept, Commerce, Science

1 memorial