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The 'Old Bell,' Holborn

The 'Old Bell,' Holborn

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 87

Length: 19.1

Width: 23.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The 'Old Bell' still retains something of its renown as a coaching Inn. The passer-by may note, in the summer months, placards announcing the hours of departure and arrival not only of a daily omnibus, but of an occasional coach - not one of the amateur revivals of the last few years, but a genuine coach, a survival from the days before railways...

Now from the quaint little yard, which is surrounded by frail and dilapidated galleries of wood, that tell of the grandeur of other days, there starts but a solitary omnibus, which daily whisks a few country people and their parcels down to Uxbridge, and Chalfont, and Amersham, and Wendover."

Letterpress by Alfred Marks from 'Photographs of Old London'.

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