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Winter in London, or All the Town’s a Slide

“All the town’s a slide, And all the men and women merely skaters,” rhymes PUNCH in 1850 (with a nod towards the Bard), and indeed, 19th-century Londoners were keen skaters: when during a strong frost in January 1850 all the … Continue reading

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