Monday, 2 February 2009

The Frost Fair 1739

20th January 1739/40
Spent on the River Thames when it froze quit over & went to Lambeth 8d

Thomas was in London for one of the very few Frost Fairs in the eighteenth century. The dates are confusing to us because the year changed with the financial year. The two pictures shown below are of that actual Frost Fair.

29th January
Gave for printing my name and others when it froze over and spent 18d

Charles II had his name printed on a card from the printer's booth on the ice too but in 1684.
His survives (sadly Thomas's does not)

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