The Stocks Market was where fishmongers and butchers sold their victuals. It took its name from a pair of stocks erected there in 1281 for the punishment of offenders. In 1738 the Mansion House was built on the site.
Building From 1281 To 1737
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Adjoining this spot stood the Stocks Market, 1282 - 1737. Corporation of the...
donkeys of Covent Garden
100,000 costermongers' donkeys worked in and around the market. The picture source says: "In the 1860s there were as many as 2,000 donkey barrows on a Saturday morning in Covent Garden Market."
W. H. Smiths
Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna opened a small newsvendors in 1792 in Little Grosvenor Street. HW and then Anna died, and their sons took over, renaming the business after one of them, William...
Born Aberdeen. An authoritative figure in the Victorian banking community, he co-founded the Association of Country Bankers and was a founder and trustee of the Institute of Bankers. He was a champ...
Fakeblueplaques / Society for the Promotion of Historic Buildings
Londonist informs that the registered address of the website, where you can order a plaque, is 118 Hillfield Avenue N8, the site of plaque no 4. We have 3 of these non-plaques still to publish, no ...