Esoteric London

No. 877: Treadway Street, E2

Posted in Transport by esotericlondon on July 9, 2013

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Treadway Street, London, E2. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Lights and Shadows of London Life, Volume I – James Grant, 1842:

There is something very interesting in seeing one of the better class of waggons moving along the streets of London. A writer of more poetical temperament than myself, would represent it as imposing, if not even sublime, to see the fine large horses which draw these vehicles, with their flowing manes and ample tails, proceeding with measured and majestic step,— the coal-black and well-scrubbed harness, decorated in many places with small pieces of shining brass, to say nothing of the brass star which dangles on the forehead of the animals; […].

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