1st April in Victorian London

An invitation to the fake “Washing the Lions” event at the Tower of London – an April Fools’ Day joke from the 1850s.

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Invitation to a bogus event at the Tower of London for April Fool's Day 1856

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5 thoughts on “1st April in Victorian London

  1. […] Source: 1st April in Victorian London | In Times Gone By… […]

  2. […] Here’s a popular Victorian-era April Fools’ Day joke.¬†The day is going out of fashion, but I did actually see a few half-convincing¬†hoaxes around this year, for the first time in ages. […]

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