Esoteric London

No. 1123: Great Eastern Street, EC2

Posted in Shops, Transport by esotericlondon on June 18, 2014

©RogerDean_RED_1923 copy

Great Eastern Street, London, EC2. Photo ©RogerDean 2014

The Horse-World Of London – W.J. Gordon, 1893:

When a horse is bought by the cab-master it is occasionally numbered, but oftener named from some trivial circumstance connected with its purchase, or from some event chronicled in the morning newspapers. A whole chapter might be written on the names of the London cab horses, which are assuredly more curious than elegant. Three horses we know of bought on a hot day were Scorch, Blaze, and Blister; three others bought on a dirty morning were Mud, Slush, and Puddle; two brought home in a snowstorm were named Sleet and Blizzard; […].