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Jeremy Buck has posted 11 annotations/comments since 18 February 2021.

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Third Reading

About Thursday 14 March 1660/61

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How nice that ar least one of the taverns mentioned in the Diary can still be visited. Ye Olde Cock Tavern is still in business at 22 Fleet Street, although I believe the current building dates from the 1880s and has moved across the street from its original site..

About Sunday 28 October 1660

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The Lord Mayor's Show took place on October 29th each year until 1751, when it changed to November 9th. Nowadays it's held on the second Saturday of November, so in 2023 it's on November 11th ..

About Monday 2 April 1660

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Updating Glyn's post in 2003, the model of the "Naseby" is now in the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, London.

About Friday 24 February 1659/60

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Readers may like to know that, 20 years after Mark Philip Jones' comment, the Chequers at Fowlmere is still open for business--unlike many other English pubs and inns which have closed. I don't see roast veal on their current menu, but they do offer traditional dishes such as roast beef, steak pie and fish & chips...! But they don't offer overnight accommodation...

Second Reading

About Saturday 22 May 1669

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Just to say that I enjoyed a guided visit to the Pepys Library, Cambridge last week. Great to see Sam's books in their original bookcases. One volume of the diary is on display, open at a random page in March...forget which year. Very feint writing....would recommend a visit! Book a place first...

About Walking Pepys's London

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Jacky Collis Harvey is giving an online zoom talk about the book, on Friday 19th November 2021 at 1830 GMT. Free, but registration required here:
Go to Eventbrite and search 'walking Pepys London'

About Sunday 15 March 1667/68

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I'm amazed that Sam just casually met the King whilst strolling in the Park..also surprised at so much activity, formal business and otherwise, on a Sunday. I thought everyone went to church in those days and nothing much else happened?

About Ordinary

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There is an alley in London, not far from where Sam's house was, called French Ordinary Court.

About Monday 17 February 1667/68

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I'm confused by today's timings. Sam eats at an ordinary at noon, then after much business, goes home at noon and shortly after goes to bed. The second 'noon' must be an error?