Monthly Archives: January 2012

AN AFFRONT AT RANELAGH

The Ranelagh Rotunda by Canaletto There was a ball at Ranelagh Gardens on 26 May 1789. To attend, the gentlemen had to wear a military or Royal Dress uniform. If they did not possess either, a special uniform had been designed, presumably by the P… Continue reading

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A LIST OF LONDON MASTER TAILORS FROM 1799

A report in The Times, of Saturday 27 January 1800 described a meeting of two hundred and thirty-four master tailors which had taken place on 22 December 1799 at the Freemason’s Tavern in Great Queen Street. There was much agitation amongst the jo… Continue reading

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