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A frost fair on the Thames (copyright City of London Museum). I love this detail from a painting of the 1814 Frost Fair, showing two children testing their "ice skating" prowess. It inspired one scene in General Well'ngone In Love, one of my short Ezra Melamed mysteries.

A frost fair on the Thames (copyright City of London Museum).

Thames Frost Fair, 1683-84, by Thomas Wyke.

Thames Frost Fair, by Thomas Wyke. Another global climate change - this time Western civilization *didn't* collapse. We started skating on frozen lakes and rivers - and had celebrations.

Party At A Modern Frost Fair

Frost Fair on the Thames, when the river froze in

During the 18th century the River Thames periodically froze over and the surface was solid enough to walk on. Impromptu celebrations known as Frost Fairs were held on the Thames. This etching depicts one such fair in 1740, including details of skittles on the frozen river, a Punch and Judy show and refreshment tents pitched on the ice.

During the century the River Thames periodically froze over and the surface…

Your bedroom with a four poster bed, antique linen and Welsh blankets

Jun 2017 - Private room for A private room with a four poster double bed in a fully restored period Georgian house.