Now and again we get glimpses of passing events and funny stories, just as much part of past street life as the grand careers and houses that make up official history.

We have gathered a few of them here, and we are always on the lookout for more. Robert Louis Stevenson, Elizabeth Grant and Jemima Wedderburn were great story tellers so please read their pages too. And there is much more in the fascinating books they have bequeathed us.

Now and again we get glimpses of passing events and funny stories