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The World’s Most Famous Fishmonger

The World’s Most Famous Fishmonger

At the Guildhall is an exhibition of guild related stuff. I was fascinated by a heavy leather thing which was a hat for fishmongers at Billingsgate market for carrying fish on their heads. Because they do. Or did. The most famous fishmonger in London was a William Walworth. He was Lord Mayor of London in … Continue reading

New/Old Word : Doll

New/Old Word : Doll

This seems to be a straightforward term, but only as we know it in the modern useage. ┬áIt is a children’s toy, specifically a female, or, in earlier times, it was a term of endearment. But in the past there has been some confusion, especially in England in the late 17th/early 18th century, when at … Continue reading