Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Milford lane, in the Strand, L. actually off the Strand next to Essex street off the St Clements church Yard. Tweezers alley there when required. Oh I'm glad He did not go to Back side.http://www.motco.com/Map/81002/SeriesSearchPlat...
To provide illumination as to why the entry alluding to Milford on May 30th 1661 should warrant censorship, in her book "Samuel Pepys, The Unequalled Self", the author, Claire Tomalin, states that "at Milford Stairs there was a public convenience, mentioned by Pepys on 30th May 1661" (Tomalin, 2002, bottom illustration adjacent to page 104). The Milford Stairs, referred to are stairs leading to one of the many water boatmen
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