In the second half of the 18th Century my family lived at One London Bridge – the first house and shop you came to as… Read More »The end of One London Bridge – and the end of London Bridge itself.
An interesting etching dating from 1769 shown courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library. As the site explains: In a panelled room hung with mirrors and a… Read More »A High Life at Noon…goings on in a well-to-do household, 1769
I used to live in Richmond Hill in Bristol and was aware of the green plaque a few doors down advising the world that it… Read More »Sarah Guppy, 18th Century inventor, successful business woman, and cougar!
I remember as a child the feeling of wonderment when the first sputnik was launched and seeing this print entitled “Prime Bang up at Hackney… Read More »A balloon flight in honour of the Prince of Wales, 1811
In 1742 Nehemiah Champion II and his wife Martha Goldney made a decision to buy a plot of land in Clifton Bristol with fine panoramic… Read More »The Chesterfield, a.k.a. Clifton Court Bristol
Eighteenth Century caricatures which involve doctors are usually served up with a healthy scepticism about the medical profession! Here are a few which I like: This appeared in… Read More »A spotlight on the Medical Profession in the Eighteenth Century