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Knocked ‘im in the Old Ford Road (well, nearly)

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

In an idle moment I decided to have a look at some old maps, census records etc. and see if I could find the location of Woodland Cottage, the residence in Old Ford, east London, where Archibald Richardson breathed his last.

According to the report of an inquest into Archie’s death, on Monday 12 October 1846 he ‘sat down to dinner with his family. After partaking of some boiled beef, he suddenly exclaimed, “I am gone,” and fell back and expired.’

Old Ford in about 1862 - possible site of Woodland Cottage circled.

Old Ford in about 1862 – possible site of Woodland Cottage circled.

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