Saturday 28th November 1846

“Some person this afternoon threw a basket from Eccleston Bridge with a cat in it, but the cat made its escape by getting out of the basket and swimming across, whilst the coal heavers pushed a light barge off, and took possession of the basket, which was nearly new. Somewhere about this time died Mr Pharoah, landlord of public house north side Little Pulteney Street, and one door from Wardour Street, aged 22 years.”

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Friday 10th July 1846

“Bought a novel walking stick in Peter Street, Wardour Street, at broker’s shop, twisted very curious but natural with horn handle (crooked).”


[Editor’s note: No entry on 11 July]

Sunday 19th April 1846

“Rose at 6 o’clock. Breakfasted in coffee shop in Wardour Street, Soho. After ditto went to Islington to see Mrs Skirriker leave her place of residence for that of worship, but was unsuccessful. Went to the church of St Leonard Shoreditch. Returning home through King’s Head Court, I fortunately met the old lady just coming out of chapel and followed her a short distance. After dinner, weather looking uncertain, went to Smithfield to hear some preaching going forward, which there was to a great extent, one whereof was a real enthusiast and on whom there was a deal of arguing by some of the mob. After he had done, we walked together a short distance, but was interrupted by two ladies who entered into conversation with him, after which I saw … .”