Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:
The town of Epsom first became famous for it's natural mineral water when a local farmer, Henry Wicker took his cattle up to a watering hole on the Downs in 1618. The alleged healing properties of the water brought crowds from London who wanted to escape the squalor in return for the country air.
1661 saw the first recorded race meeting to be held on the Epsom Downs and thetradition continued until the summer of 1779 when one of today's greatest ...http://www.racingbetter.co.uk/races/derby/histo...
Nonsuch be here nearby Epsomhttp://www.motco.com/map/81001/SeriesSearchPlat...
The Medicinal Waters that in the 17th century made Epsom the first spa town in England,
Picture of well.
History, etc. of Epsom at Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epsom
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