Nightmans plaque: 18th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

Nightmans plaque: 18th century

© Museum of London

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Nightman's plaque. Brass plaque advertising the services of Nicholas Arendell, a London 'Chimney Sweeper and Nightman'. A nightman would go round emptying privies in the days before the introduction of flush lavatories. Two men can be seen carrying a tub of excrement to a cart, while their horses eat hay.


1700 AD - 1800 AD

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