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The Little Grocer’s Shop on Brompton Road (#3)

After the Burdens left for Australia in 1853, No. 8 Middle Queen’s Buildings had some new occupants. Charles Harrod and his family moved into the house above the little grocer’s shop. Charles Henry Harrod started business as a wholesale grocer and … Continue reading

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The Little Grocer’s Shop on Brompton Road (#2)

With much pomp and ceremony, Queen Victoria declared the Great Exhibition of 1851 open to the cheers of thousands and the firing of a canon in Hyde Park, that surely would wake a baby at Middle Queen’s Buildings. It was … Continue reading

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The Little Grocer’s Shop on Brompton Road (#1)

A modest house attached to his one-roomed grocer’s shop in the Knightsbridge area of Central London was the place where Philip Burden brought Mary after they were married in early 1850. Mary may have paused at the entrance taking in … Continue reading

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