Paul Kerensa explores an explosion in the Victorian
LONDON IN THE 1840S SAW CHRISTMAS EXPLODE. 1843 alone gave us
Christmas cards, A Christmas Carol and O Come All Ye Faithful.
Millions were descending on the capital for work, so Christmas now
had a new sense of returning home. Workers took new festive customs
with them; London lit each fuse, while the country stood back to
see if it went bang.
For the cracker, we thank London confectioner Tom ...
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