Cries of London - London Street Traders, Pedlars and Early Images - A One-hour Lecture on 15 March

For centuries, those who had no other means of income could sell wares in the street. By turning their presence into a performance through song, they won the hearts of generations and came to embody the spirit of London itself. These hawkers inspired many artists, including Marcellus Laroon (1653-1702), Francis Wheatley (1747-1801), William Marshall Craig (died 1827) and John Thomas Smith (1766-1833), to create a series of portraits known as the ‘Cries of London.’

The Gentle Author has published the first major illustrated survey in colour of this important cultural tradition. It highlights the most significant examples, tells stories about the artists and the hawkers, and reveals the unexpected social realities contained within these gaudy prints produced for the mass market...

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March 2018 Discounted Books of the Month - An Index of London Hospitals and Index to London Schools

This month we offer two discounted books of the month, on a London theme:

An Index of London Hospitals - an alphabetical index of London hospitals and their records, this book includes information on hospitals both past and present, and lists the type of records available and where to find them. There also is a very useful section listing hospitals by postal district. By Cliff Webb, published 2002

An Index to London Schools & Their Records - an updated version of this publication, listing London Schools, their addresses, dates of foundation, where & what period their records cover plus London maps. There is also a list of repositories which hold London School records, along with their addresses. By Cliff Webb, published 2007 (3rd edition)

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