Cold Bath Square
Cold Bath Square
Cold Bath Square
Thomas Topham, strongman, performed at the Apple Tree Inn, opposite Coldbath Fields Prison on May 28, 1741. This event celebrated the taking of Porto Bello by the Admiral Edward Vernon, who attended the event. Topham stands on a wooden stage with three barrels of water weighing around 600kg which would be lifted using a strong rope over the shoulders.
London Metropolitan Archives
Metropolitan Prints Collection
Matthews, C.H.
Finsbury K 06263
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