Cries of London

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Cries of London

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The Cries of London series of Carolers draw their inspiration from the various peddlers and street merchants of Victorian London, often referred to as "Criers" or "Cries." Throughout the Victorian Era (and in fact going back as early as the 14th and 15th centuries), criers were not at all an uncommon sight on the streets of London. Every day members of the lower classes would walk the streets selling their wares to passersby, which changed with the season. Many sold foodstuffs - fresh caught fish and meat (even cat and dog meat!) and vegetables - while others sold handcrafts and manufactured goods. Pens and ink, shovels and rakes, dolls and sheet music were all at one point or another sold on the streets of London, just to name a few. It was often said that anything that could be carried had been, at one point or another, peddled by a crier of London.

This year's Crier wanders through the streets of London selling Christmas treats and stocking stuffers. He holds a bag filled with chocolate, gingerbread boys and sweet candy canes. His horse (sold separately) is furnished with a sack filled with fresh apples and oranges. A single piece of fruit was a welcome treat for good children during the cold winter months.

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