Cries of London

Byers Choice Carolers Cries of London

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.

The 2016 Cries of London series features a Crier selling Christmas Cards. Christmas was an important part of Victorian family life. The tradition of sending Christmas cards began in Britain around 1840 when the first Penny Post public postal delivery service began.

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  1. Byers' Choice Woman Selling Christmas Cards

    Byers' Choice Woman Selling Christmas Cards

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    Byers' Choice Woman Selling Christmas Cards. 13" Learn More
  2. Byers' Choice Boy with Christmas Cards

    Byers' Choice Boy with Christmas Cards

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    Byers' Choice Boy with Christmas Cards. 10" Learn More
  3. Byers' Choice Girl with Christmas Cards

    Byers' Choice Girl with Christmas Cards

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    Byers' Choice Girl with Christmas Cards. 10" Learn More
  4. Byers' Choice Postman

    Byers' Choice Postman

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    Byers' Choice Postman. 13" Learn More
  5. Byers Choice English Mailbox

    Byers Choice Accessories - English Mailbox

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    Byers Choice Accessories - English Mailbox
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