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Fairs.—The following are the principal fairs in the home counties.
BRAINTREE,May 8, Oct. 2. From Liverpool-street (1h. 40m.), 1st, 8/6, 12/9; 2nd, 6/6, 10/9; 3rd, 5/-, 8/-
BRENTFORD, May 17, Sept. 12. From Waterloo (39 min.) and Ludgate-hill (56 mm), 1st, 1/-, 1/6; 2nd, -/10, 1/2; 3rd, -/8, 1/
BRENTWOOD, July 18, Oct. 15. From Liverpool-street (34 min.), 1st, 3/6, 5/-; 2nd, 2/6, 3/9 ; 3rd, 1/6, 2/9.
CHELMSFORD, May 12, Nov. 12. From Liverpool-street (47 min.), 1st, 5/9, 8/6 ; and, 4/4, 7/3; 3rd, 3/5, 5/6.
CHERTSEY, 1st Mon. in Lent, May 14, Aug. 6, Sept.25. From Waterloo (48 min), 1st, 4/-, 5/6; 2nd, 3/-, 4/-; 3rd, 1/10, 3/4.
CROYDON, July 5, Oct. 2.—(See CROYDON.)
DORKING, May 29. From London-bridge (1h. 13min.), 1st, 4/-, 6/-; 2nd, 3/-, 4/6: 3rd, 2/1, 3/3.
EDGWARE, 1st Wed, in August. From King’s-cross (37 min.), 1st, 1/7, 2/8; 2nd, 1/1, 1/10; 3rd, -/10.
EGHAM, May 29. From Waterloo (45 min.) 1st, 3/8, 5/6; 2nd  2/6, 4/-; 3rd, 1/9, 3/3.
ENFIELD, November 30. From King’s-cross (27 min.), 1st, 1/4, 2/3; 2nd, 1/-, 1/8; 3rd, -/9, 1/3. From Liverpool-street (40 min.), 1st 1/8, 2/6; 2nd 1/3, 1/10; 3rd, -/11, 1/4
EPPING, Whit Tues., Nov. 13. From Liverpool-street and Fenchurch-street (1 h. 3 m.), 1st, 2/11, 4/3; 2nd, 2/1, 3/2; 3rd, 1/5 ½ , 2/3.
ESHER, Sept. 4. From Waterloo (33 min.), 1st, 2/3, 3/- ; 2nd, 1/9, 2/4; 3rd, 1/2, 2/-.
EWELL May 12, Oct. 29. From Waterloo (30 min.), 1st, 2/-, 2/6; 2nd, 1/6, 2/3; 3rd, 1/0 ½ , 2/-, From London-bridge and Victoria (50 min.), 1st, 2/-, 2/6 ; 2nd, 1/6, 2/3 ; 3rd, 1/1, 2/-
FARNHAM,May 10, June 24, Nov. 10. From Waterloo (1 h. 16m.), 1st, 7/- ; 2nd, 5/6 ; 3rd, 3/1
GODALMING, Feb. 13. July 10. From Waterloo (1 h. 25 min.), 1st, 6/6, 10/-; 2nd, 5/-, 7/-; 3rd, 2/10.
GREAT DUNMOW, May 6, Nov. 8. From Liverpool-st (1 h. 16 min.), 1st, 7/6, 11/4 ; 2nd, 5/9, 9/6 3rd, 4/6, 7/2.
GUILDFORD, May 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 22. From Waterloo (50 min.), 1st, 6/-, 10/-; 2nd, 4/4, 7/-; 3rd, 2/6.
HASLEMERE, May 13, Sept. 26. From Waterloo (1h. 15 min.), 1st, 8/6, 13/6; 2nd, 6/4, 9/6; 3rd, 3/7 ½
HOUNSLOW, Trinity Mon., Mon. aft. Sept. 29. From Waterloo (54 min), 1st, 1/3, 2/-; 2nd 1/-, 1/8; 3rd, -/10, 1/6. From Ludgate-hill (1 h. 10m.), 1st, 1/6, 2/3 ; 2nd, 1/3, 1/9; 3rd, 1/-, 1/6.
KINGSTON, Whitsun. Thurs., Aug. 2, Nov. 13. From Waterloo (33 min.), 1st, 2/-, 2/6; 2nd, 1/6, 2/-.; 3rd, 1/-, 1/8.
LEATHERHEAD, Oct. 10. From Waterloo (45 min.), and from London-bridge and Victoria (1 h. 2 m.), 1st, 3/-, 4/- ; 2nd, 2/6, 3/- ; 3rd, 1/6, 2/9.
REIGATE, June 11, Sept. 14, Dec. 9. From Charing-cross, Cannon-street, and London-bridge (1 h. 15 m.), 1st, 4/-, 6/-; 2nd, 2/6, 4/-; 3rd, 1/10, 2/9.
ROMFORD, June 24. From Liverpool-street (38 min.); 1st, 2/-, 3/-; 2nd, 1/6, 2/3; 3rd, 1/-, 1/6
SOUTHEND, July 15. From Fenchurch-street (1 h. 30 min.), 1st, 4/4, 7/-; 2nd, 3/-, 5/-; 3rd, 2/2, 4/4
STAINES, May 11, Sept. 19. From Waterloo (47 min.), 1st, 3/3, 5/-; 2nd, 2/3, 3/6; 3rd, 1/7, 3/-.
UXBRIDGE, Mar. 25, July 31, Sept. 29, Oct.11. From Paddington (45 min.), 1st, 3/-, 4/6; 2nd, 2/2, 3/3 ; 3rd, 1/5. From Victoria (1 h. 30 m.), 1st, 3/6, 5/3; 2nd, 2/6, 3/9; 3rd, 1/6 ½
WALTON, Easter Mon. From Waterloo (40 min.), 1st, 3/-, 4/-; 2nd, 2/-, 3s. ;  3rd, 1/5, 2/6.

Farmers’ Club, Inns of Court Hotel, Holborn.—Has for its object the discussion of subjects bearing upon agriculture, and to afford a point of union for farmers and others connected with agriculture. Two-thirds of the members must be either chiefly or indirectly interested in or connected with the cultivation of the soil. Practical farmers and scientific men of all countries are eligible. Entrance fee, £1 1s. ; subscription, £1 1s.

Fetes and Entertainments.—The difficulty of arranging for these will be felt more by the country readers of the DICTIONARY than by the Londoner, although even the latter might possibly find himself in some dilemma on a sudden call for a long afternoon’s show; but, as with most things in London, to know where to look for what you want is more than half the battle. The advertising columns of the Era will always give the proper clue to matters of this kind. Any of the dramatic agents, whose names may readily be found in the London Directory, can be safely applied to for information, assistance, and prices. A careful contract should always be framed.

Finsbury Park, an open space of about 120 acres, has been recently formed from the old grounds of Hornsey Wood House. It is carefully laid out and when the trees, &c., have had time to grow, will be a very pretty spot. NEAREST Railway Station, Finsbury-pk. Omnibus Routes, Seven Sisters’-road and Green Lanes.

Fire.— If a fire break out, instant information should be conveyed to the police (see FIXED POINTS), and the nearest fire-station (see FIRE BRIGADE STATIONS). Windows and door, admitting the draught, should not be opened. The women and children should be conveyed away as quickly as possible, and then valuables collected. Strangers should not be admitted until the arrival of the police. When the fire brigade commences operations they should not be hindered in any way from the execution of their duty.

Fire Insurance.— RATES: For merchandise at the principal ports, and for mills and manufactories and other leading industries throughout the United Kingdom all the offices charge the same, whilst for minor risks each office makes its own estimate, and charges the premium in its judgment applicable. The following is a digest of the scale put forward by some of the oldest companies, and the rates and classification are those which are generally adopted. Common Insurances : At 1s 6d. to 2s. per cent. per annum, with certain exceptions. 1. Buildings covered with slates, tiles, or metals, and built on all sides with brick or stone, or separated by party-walls of brick or stone which are carried through the roof, and used for residence, or non-hazardous purposes. 2. Goods in buildings, as above, such as household goods, plate, wearing apparel, and printed books, liquors in private use, and personal effects not comprised in the following categories. Hazardous Insurances: 2s. 6d. to 3s. per cent. per annum, with certain exceptions. 1. Buildings of timber and plaster, or not separated by partition-walls of brick or stone, or not covered with slates, tiles, or metals, and thatched barns and outhonses, having no chimney, nor adjoining to any building having a chimney; and buildings falling under the description of common insurances but in which hazardous goods are deposited, or hazardous trades are carried on. 2. Goods. The stock and goods of bread bakers, tallowchandlers (not melters), chemists, inn-holders, drapers, stationers, &c. Doubly Hazardous Insurances: At 4s. 6d. to 5s. per cent. per annum with certain exceptions. 1. Buildings. All thatched buildings having chimneys, or communicating with or adjoining to buildings having one, although no hazardous trade shall be carried on, nor hazardous goods deposited therein, and all hazardous buildings, in which hazardous goods are deposited, or hazardous trades carried on. 2. Goods. All hazardous goods deposited in hazardous buildings, and in thatched buildings having no chimney; also china, glass, mathematical and musical instruments, pictures, and jewels in private use.
The following are the principal Fire Insurance Offices, with their date of establishment and assets, according to the official returns furnished at the Editor’s request by the secretaries of the respective companies. The offices omitted are those from which his request for information has failed to elicit any reply:
ALLIANCE, BRITISH AND FOREIGN LIFE AND FIRE ASSURANCE Co., Bartholomew-lane. Established 1824. Reserve in hand
ATLAS ASSURANCE Co., 92, Cheapside. Established 1808.
AZIENDA INSURANCE Co.,1, Princes-st, Bank and Trieste, Austria. Established 1822. Reserve in hand 6,000,000 forms.
BRITISH MEDICAL AND GENERAL LIFE ASSOCIATION, 429, Strand, London. Established 1854. Reserve in hand £682,944 1s. 7d.
CALEDONIAN FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE Co., 19, George-st, Edinburgh and 39, Lothbury. Established 1805. Reserve in hand
CHURCH or ENGLAND LIFE AND FIRE ASSURANCE, TRUST, AND ANNUITY INSTITUTION, 9 and 10, King-st, Cheapside. Established 1840. Realised and invested funds on 31st December, 1877, £675,405.
COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE Co., 19 and 20, Cornhill. Established 1861. Reserves in hand £900,843, in addition to which there is a reserve for the security of the life policy holders of £579,633
COUNTY FIRE OFFICE, 50, Regent-st, and 14, Cornhill. Established 1806.
GUARDIAN FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE Co., 11, Lombard-st. Established 1821. Funds in hand £2,894,248.
HAND-IN-HAND, New Bridge-st, Blackfriars. Established 1696. Accumulated funds £1,812,806.
KENT FIRE INSURANCE CO., AND THE UNITED KENT LIFE ASSURANCE AND ANNUITY INSTITUTION OR CO. LIMITED, Maidstone. London Agency, 26, Budge-row, Cannon-st. Fire Office established 1802; Life Office 1824. Reserve in band £742,000.
LANCASHIRE FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE CO., 14, King William-st, City. Established 1852. Reserve in hand, Fire, £285,160.
LAW FIRE INSURANCE SOCIETY, 114, Chancery-lane. Established 1845. Reserve in hand £80,954.
LAW LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, Fleet-st. Established 1823. Total assets on 31st December, 1878, £5,515,730.
LAW UNION FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE CO., 126, Chancery-lane. Established 1854. Reserve in hand on 30th November, 1878, £572,073 17s. 2d.
LONDON AND LANCASHIRE LIFE ASSURANCE CO., 158, Leadenhall-st. Established 1862. Funds in hand on 31st December, 1877, £151,786.
LONDON ASSURANCE, 7, Royal Exchange. Established 1720.
MIDLAND COUNTIES INSURANCE CO., Gresham-buildings, Basinghall-st. Established 1851. Reserve in hand £54,942. Capital paid-up £30,000..
MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, 39, King-st, Cheapside. Established 1834. Reserve in band £951,389.
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE INSURANCE CO., 61, Threadneedle-street, and 8, Waterloo-place Pall Mall Established 1809. Fire Reserve in hand £1,097,248 8s. 4d.
NORTHERN ASSURANCE CO., 1, Moorgate-st. Established 1836. Accumulated funds, £2,215,800.
NORTHERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND FIRE INSURANCE CO. LIMITED, 42, Poultry, and Fennell-st, Manchester. Established 25th January, 1876. Capital in hand £235,000 paid up.
NORWICH EQUITABLE ASSURANCE CO., 69, Lombard-st. Established 1829. Under old Act, and do not publish accounts.
ROYAL FARMERS’ INSURANCE CO., 3,, Strand. Established 1840. Reserve in hand £108,026.
ROYAL INSURANCE CO., 2, Lombard-st. Established 1845. Reserve in hand over £4,000,000.
SCEPTRE LIFE ASSOCIATION LIMITED, 13, Finsbury-place south. Established 1864. Reserve in hand £113,000.
SCOTTISH COMMERCIAL FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE CO., 82, Old Broad-st. Established 1865. Total cash funds at 31st December, 1877 £301,865.
SCOTTISH IMPERIAL ASSOCIATION, 2, King William-st. Established 1865. Reserve not stated.
SCOTTISH PRIMITIVE ASSOCIATION, 64, Cannon-st. Established 1825. Total assets £1,170,381.
SCOTTISH UNION AND NATIONAL INSURANCE OFFICE (Fire, Life, and Annuities), 3, King William-st. Established 1824. Total invested funds £2,270,000.
SUN FIRE OFFICE, Threadneedle-st; 60, Charing-cross and Oxford-st, corner of Vere-st Established 1710. Reserve in hand not published.
SUN LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY 63, Threadneedle-st; 60, Charing cross and at Oxford-st, corner of Vere-st. Established 1810. Assurance fund £1,544,213 3s. 10d.
UNION MARINE INSURANCE CO. LIMITED 2 and 3, Old Broad St. Established 1863. Reserve in hand £70,000.
WEST OF ENGLAND INSURANCE CO, 20 New Bridge-st. Established 1807. Reserve in hand £1,042,375.

Fish Dinners. — The typical fish dinner of London is the extraordinary entertainment offered at Greenwich—perhaps the most curious repast ever invented by the ingenuity of the most imaginative hotel-keeper. Main courses of fish prepared in every conceivable way, followed by ducks and peas, beans and bacon cutlets, and other viands, so arranged as to stimulate a pleasing if somewhat expensive thirst, are washed down at these Gargantuan feeds by the choicest brands at the highest prices known to civilisation. The effect at the moment is eminently delightful. The sensation experienced when the bill is produced is not so pleasurable and it has been said that there is no “next morning headache” like that which follows a Greenwich dinner. But there is no doubt that a Greenwich dinner is a very excellent thing in its way—especially if you happen to be invited to dine by a liberal friend, who knows how to order it, and pay for it. Only two houses can be recommended for this kind of sport—the “Trafalgar” and the ‘Ship.” It may be noted that when the labours of the session are over, the Ministers of the Crown dine at the “Ship,” and congratulate each other on their continued existence in office. A fish dinner of quite a different and more digestible class, although 11 kinds of fish, and a selection of joints, are included in the bill of fare, is served twice a day—at 1 and 4 —at the “The Tuns Tavern,” Billingsgate, at 2s. —about the price you a expected to give the chambermaid at Greenwich when you wash your hands. But although the price is low, and the accommodation a little rough, the dinner is excellent. Saturday afternoon during the winter months, or the very early spring, may be specially recommended for the excursion. The flavour of the old fashioned tavern dinner and after-dinner entertainment still hangs about Billingsgate. Of quite a different sort again is the fish dinner at the “Burlington,” Regent-street (5s.) which is worth a trial, especially during Lent. A good fish dinner is also to be had at Pur fleet during the season.

Fishmongers’ Company (The) have built their hall appropriately on the north bank of the London Bridge. The building is large and imposing, without being able to lay claim to actual beauty. Inside, solid comfort rather than elegance has been realised. The rooms are lofty and spacious, and the great hall is rich in wood-carving and armorial bearings. In one of the rooms is a capacious chair, made out of the first pile that was driven in the construction of Old London-bridge. The seat of the chair is stone, part of the stone in fact on which the pile rested, and, according to all accounts, these two interesting relics must have been under water for upwards of six hundred and fifty years. Another curiosity on which the Fishmongers set much store is the dagger with which Sir W. Walworth, Lord Mayor, slew Wat Tyler. There is the usual collection of portraits of kings and queens and benevolent liverymen, amongst which may be mentioned Beechey’s portrait of Lord St. Vincent; Mr Wells’s full-length portrait of Lord Chancellor Hatherley in his robes of office: and an exceedingly fine bust in marble of General Garibaldi who is a freeman of the company The bust is the work of Signor Spertini, a Milanese sculptor. The Fishmongers used in olden time to be the object of popular rancour. At one period they had to appeal to the king for protection, and in 1382 Parliament enacted that no Fishmonger should be elected Lord Mayor. Nowadays they are justly popular for their works of charity and excellent dinners. Twelve exhibitions a the universities are in the hands of the Fishmongers, and six presentations to the Blue Coat School. As a body the Fishmongers profess Liberal opinions in politics.

Fixed Points (Police). The under-mentioned places are appointed as fixed points where police constable is to be permanently stationed from 9 to 1 am.
In the event of any person springing a rattle, or persistently ringing a bell in the street or in an area, the police will at once proceed to the spot and render assistance.
Bridge-st, opposite the railway station.
Charing-cross, at National Bank Government Offices, between Downing-st and Admiralty
Albert-gate, Knightsbridge
Bessborough-gdns, near Vauxhall-bridge
Broad Sanctuary
Brompton-rd, near Montpelier-st
Buckingham Palace-road, near Ebury-br
Corner of Belgrave-sq, Chesham-pl
Cromwell-rd, near Exhibition-rd
Eaton-sq, near St. Peters Church
Grosvenor-rd, Thames-bank, near Caledonia-st
Hans-pl, Chelsea
Keppel-st, Fulham-rd
Kings-rd, Chelsea, near Royal Avenue-ter
Millbank, near the Horseferry-rd
Onslow-sq, the end nearest South Kensington railway-station
Pimlico-rd, Chelsea, near White Lion-st
Prince’s-gate, Knightsbridge
Queens-rd-west, Chelsea, near Paradise-walk
Sloane-st, Knightsbridge
Smith-sq, near John-st, Westminster
St. George’s-sq Lupus-st
Victoria railway-station, Buckingham Palace-rd
Victoria railway-station, junction of Victoria-st and Vauxhall-br-rd
Victoria-st, Westminster, near Strutton Ground
Warwick-sq, Belgrave-rd
Wilton-cres, Knightsbridge
Corner of Beak-st and Regent-st
Corner of Charles-st and John-st, Mayfair
Corner of Cranbourne-st and St. Martins-lane
Corner of Crown-st and Oxford-st
Corner of Davies-st and Oxford-st
Corner of Hamilton-pl and Piccadilly
Corner of Haymarket and Pall Mall
Corner of Mount-st and South Audley-st
Corner of New Bond-st and Conduit-st
Corner of Park-lane and Oxford-st
Corner of St. James’s-st and Piccadilly
Corner of Wardour-st and Little Pulteney-st
Hyde-park-corner by Apsley House
In front of National Gallery
Oxford-st-circus, corner of Swallow-st, south side of Oxford-st, west of Regent-st
Bedfordbury, corner of New-st
Drury-lane, corner of Coal-yard
Gray’s-inn-rd, corner of Holborn
Judd-st, corner of Euston-rd
Oxford-circus, corner of Regent-st, north side
Seven Dials
Tottenham-court-road, corner of Euston-rd
A Constable is continuously stationed at the above points during the whole 24 hours
Charing-cross, near the post-office
Charing-cross Railway, centre of Strand
Corner of Tottenham-court-rd and Oxford-st
Southampton-buildings and Chancery-lane, corner of
Southampton-row,corner of Holborn
Temple Bar
Wellington-st, corner of Strand
Baker-st (corner of), King’s-cr-rd
Bateman’s-row, Norfolk-gardens, Shoreditch
Chiswell-st, Finsbury-sq
Exmouth-st, near “Spa”
Eyre-st-hill, Leather-lane
Farringdon-st and Charterhouse-st, corner of
Golden-lane, St. Luke’s
Gray’s-inn-rd, Holborn end
Hatton-garden, Charles-st end
Holywell-lane, Shoreditch
King’s-cross,at the junction of Gray’s-inn and Pentonville roads
Old-st, Tabernacle-sq
St. John-st-rd, opposite “Angel”
St. John-st, opposite central avenue Metropolitan Meat Market
Whitecross-st, St. Luke’s
Columbia-rd, Bethnal Green, opposite “Bird Cage”
Corner of Church-st and Albert-st, Mile End New Town
Corner of Warner-pl and Hackney-rd
Cross-roads, Dock-st, Leman-st, Cable-st. and Royal Mint-st
End of Flower and Dean-st, and Brick-lane, Spitalfields
End of George-yard, High-st, Whitechapel
End of Gloucester-st and Commercial rd
End of Great Garden-st and Whitechapel-rd
End of Hare-alley, High-st, Shoreditch
End of Keate-court, Commercial-st, Spitalfields
Entrance to London-docks, Upper East Smithfield
Front of Great Eastern Railway, High-st. Shoreditch
Hermitage-bridge, Wapping
Near the Obelisk, corner of Leman-st, Commercial-st, New Commercial-rd, and High-st, Whitechapel
Shoreditch Church
Spitalfields Church
Wells-st, Whitechapel, opposite Whitechapel Church
Sailors’ Home
At foot-bridge, Tidal-basin railway-station, Victoria-dock-rd
Barking-road railway-station
Blackwall-cross, Blackwall
Corner of Burdett and Mile End roads
East Ham-gate, East Ham.
Forest-gate railway-station
Junction of East and West India-dock roads
Junction of the Grove and Roman roads, Bethnal Green
Maryland-point-bridge, Stratford
Near the “George,” Commercial-rd-east
Near the railway-station, High-st, Wapping
New Gravel-lane-bridge, London-docks (from 3 pm. to 7 am.).
Old Gravel-lane-bridge, London-docks (from 3 pm. to 7 am)
Stepney railway-station, Commercial-rd-east
Blind School, north end of London-rd
Broadwall, corner of Roupell-st
Commercial-rd, corner of Princes-st
Corner of Kennington and Lambeth roads
Corner of Palace and Westminster-bridge roads
Corner of Stamford-st and Blackfriars-rd
Lambeth Palace
Lower Kennington-lane, corner of Kennington-park-rd
Marsh-gate, Westminster-br-rd
Obelisk at east end of Kennington-road
Princes-road, corner of Lambeth-walk
St. George’s Cathedral, in St. George’s-rd
South end of London-rd
Vauxhall-walk, corner of Leopold. street
Victoria-crossings, Waterloo-rd
Waterloo railway-station
Waterloo-rd, corner of York-rd.
Webber-st, corner of Herbert’s buildings
Westminster-rd, corner of Hercules-buildings
Blackfriars-rd, corner of Friar-st
Black Horse-court, Gt. Dover-st (5 pm. to 1 am)
Corner of Bermondsey-st and Tooley-st
Corner of Charlotte-st and Blackfriars-rd
Corner of Spa-rd and Grange-rd
Corner of Upper Grange-rd and Old Kent-rd
Crossing at Blue Anchor-rd and St. James’s-rd
Crossing at Southwark-street and Southwark-bridge-rd
Findlater’s-comer, London-bridge (5 pm. to 1 a.m.)
Newington-causeway,south end
St. James’s Church, Jamaica-rd
Southwark-bridge-rd, corner of Great Suffolk-st
Star-corner,near Bermondsey Church
Ball’s-pond-road, corner of South-gate-rd
Broadway, South Hackney
Clapton-rd, corner of Lea-bridge-rd
Corner of Church-st & Green-lanes
Essex-rd, corner of New North-rd
Green-lanes, corner of Seven Sisters’-rd
Haggerstone railway station
Hackney railway-station
Highbury-grove, corner of Aberdeen-pk
High-st, Homerton, corner of Church-rd
Hoxton-st, corner of James-st
Islington-green, corner of Essex-rd
Queen’s-rd-br, Gt. Cambridge-st
RosemaryBranch-bridge, corner of Gt. Cambridge-st
Shepherdess-wk, corner of Cross-st
Triangle,Mare-st, Hackney
Victoria-pk railway-station
Beckenham - bridge, by railway station
Bell-green, near gas works, Lower Sydenham
Bickley-br, near railway - station (during whole 24 hours)
Centre of Lawrie-pk, Sydenham
Corner of Court-la, Lordship-la, Dulwich
Corner of Nelson-st, Wyndham-rd, Carnberwell
“Elephant and Castle,” Newington Butts
Forest Hill railway-station, Forest Hill
Hamlet-rd, Anerley-rd, Upper Norwood
Junction of Brockley and Lewisham-roads
Junction of Brockley, Manor, and Cranfield roads
Junction of five roads, Plasstow-green
Junction of four roads, Norwood Cemetery, Lower Norwood
Junction of four roads, Sydenham-hill
Junction of New-cross and Lewisham roads
Kent House-nd, Lower Sydenham-rd
“Lion,” Camberwell-gate
Nunhead railway-station (during the whole 24 hours)
Peckham-rye, south end of Rye-la
Railway station, Queen’s-rd, Peckham
Southend-rd, Lewisham, or “Green -Man”
The corner of Crescent, Southampton-st, Camberwell
“The Swan,” Peckham-pk-rd
Thurloe-pk-rd, Dulwich railway station, Dulwich
Trafalgar-bridge, Trafalgar-rd, Old Kent-rd
White-gate, Champion-hill, Camberwell
At Market-hill, Woolwich
At the bridge over the Surrey Canal in the Old Kent-rd
Centre of Blackheath-village
Junction of Blackheath-rd, Lewisham-rd, and South-st, Greenwich
Junction of numerous roads leading into High-street, Deptford
Junction of Plough-rd and Lower Deptford-rd with several other streets, Rotherhithe
Lee Bridge, junction o Lewisham-rd, Lewisham High-rd, Lee-rd, and Granville-pk
Opposite Greenwich Church
The Broadway, Deptford.
Ballard’s-lane, Finchley, by railway-station
Belsize-park, Buckland-crescent
Brent-st, Hendon
Child’s-hill, Hendon
Cobden Statue, High-st, Camden Town
Corner of Albany-st and Euston-rd
Corner of Belsize-rd and Abbey-road-west, St. John’s Wood
Corner of Blenheim-ter & Abbey-rd
Corner of Euston and Hampstead roads
Corner of Park and High streets, Camden Town
“Eyre Arms,” corner of Finchley and Grove End roads
High-street Hampstead
North Gate, corner of Avenue-rd, St. John’s Wood
St. John’s Wood-road, opposite St. John’s Wood Chapel
“Swiss Cottage,” corner of Upper Avenue-rd and Finchley-rd
The Boys’ Home, Regents-pk-rd.
Albert Embankment, Chelsea, at South end of Oakley-st
Earl’s-Court-rd, Kensington, at the District Railway-station
High-st, Notting-hill, by Metropolitan Railway-station
Fulham-town, Fulham, in High. st, between Church-st and Fulham-rd
Hampton Court, from Bushey-park gates to Hampton-bridge.

Holland Villas-rd, Kensington, at junction with Addison-crescent and Holland-rd
King’s-rd, Chelsea, betw. Manor. st and Vestry Hall
Queen’s-gate-ter, Kensington, at corner of Gloucester-rd
Richmond-rd, Fulham, at Lillie-bridge
Shepherd’s Bush, between Uxbridge-rd railway-station and Richmond-rd
Starch Green, by the south side of pond, Goldhawk-rd, Hammersmith
Tregunter-rd, Brompton, between the Boltons and Redcliffe-gardens
West Kensington Gardens, Hammersmith, between railway bridge and North-end-rd
At the entrance of Clapham Junction railway-station, L. & S. W. railway, Wandsworth-rd
At the junction of Austin and South roads, Battersea
Corner of Plough-lane and York-rd, Battersea
East Moulsey, Bridge-rd, near Hampton Court railway-station
Kew Green, near residence of the Duchess of Cambridge
Outside Putney railway-station
Outside Surbiton railway-station
Wandsworth,cab rank outside railway-station.
At the corner of Devonshire-rd, Wandsworth-rd
At the junction of Streatham-pl and New-park and Atkins roads, Clapham-park
At the triangular piece of ground where Kennington-gate formerly stood
Near the “Plough,” Clapham-common.
At pillar letter-box, at junction of Norfolk-terrace and Pembridge-villas, Westbourne-grove
At south-west corner of Lock-bridge, Harrow-rd, Paddington.
At the corner of Cleveland-sq at end of Chilworth-st, Paddington
At the junction of Clarendon, Silchester, Walmer, and Lancaster roads, Notting Hill.
At the junction of Clifton-gardens and Clifton-villas, in Warwick and Paddington
At the junction of Harrow-rd and Kilburn-lane, at Kensal-green
At the junction of Latimer, Walmer, and Silchester roads, Notting Hill, in first-named road
At the north-east corner of Harrow-rd, in Edgware-rd, Paddington
At the posts of crossing in Bishop’s-rd, Paddington, by “Royal Oak”
At west corner of Queen’s-rd. in Bayswater-rd, Paddington
By the cab stand at north-west corner of London-st, in Craven. rd, Paddington
In Ladbroke-grove-rd, Notting Hill, at its junction with Portobello-rd, near Great Western Railway-bridge
In Princes-rd at its junction with William-st, Notting Hill
In St. Ann’s-rd, opposite turning of St. Katherine’s-rd, Notting Hill
In St. Clement’s-rd, at corner of St. Marys-pl, Notting Hill
In Westbourne-park-road, Paddington, opposite Alexandra-st, by cab stand.
Barnsbury-rd, corner of Copenhagen-st, Islington
Caledonian-rd, nr. Copenhagen-st
Corner of Blackstock-rd and Seven Sisters-rd
Corner of Freeing-st and Bemerton-st
Corner of Malden-rd, in Prince of Wales’-rd
Crouch End, at junction of Hornsey and Stroud Green-lanes
Holloway-rd at Hornsey-rd
Hornsey-rise, near the “Shaftesbury” tavern
Junction-rd, at Holloway-rd
King’s-cross, at end of York-rd
Muswell-hill, near entrance to Alexandra Palace
Near the “Nag’s Head,” Seven Sisters-rd
North London Railway station, at corner of Camden-rd and College-st
Pancras-rd, under railway-arch
Tollington-park, at Hornsey-rd
York-rd, at corner of St. Paul’s. rd.

Flats.In few points does London, or, indeed, English life in general, differ from that of the Continent more remarkably than in the almost absolute ignoring by the former of all possibility of having more than one house under the same roof. Within the last few years, however, symptoms have appeared of a growing disposition on the part of Londoners to avail themselves of the Continental experience which the increased travelling facilities of the day have placed within the reach of all, and to adopt the foreign fashion of living in flats. The progress of the new idea has been slow, as is the progress of all new ideas in this most conservative of countries. But progress has been made, and signs are not wanting that it will before long be more rapid. At present almost the only separate etages to be found in London are those in the much-talked-of Queen Anne’s Mansions, a good number of sets in Victoria-street, a few in Cromwell-road, just between the railway-bridges, and a single set in George-street, Edgware-road. Of all these, however, the last named, with a few sets in Victoria-street, are the only examples of the real self-contained “flat,” the inhabitant of which, whilst relieved from all the responsibility and most of the troubles of an isolated house, yet enjoys to the full all the advantages of a separate establishment. The houses in Cromwell-road, nominally divided off into fiats, are really mere shapeless buildings, the exigencies of whose site have necessitated a plan of construction incompatible with the dealing with each building in its entirety, and which have therefore perforce been let off in tenements, to which has been given the name of “flats.” In the case of the Queen Anne’s Mansions the building has been constructed with an especial view to the separation into tenements but in this case the self-containing principle has been deliberately set aside, and one kitchen has been built for the use of the entire establishment. One great obstacle to the building of houses laid out in regular flats on the Continental principle has been in the Building Act; tinder the provisions of which the expense of construction of houses for such a purpose on any really convenient scale is enormously increased in proportion to that of the ordinary ten, twelve, or fifteen-roomed dwelling house with its 9-inch walls, its five or six narrow storeys piled one above the other, and its domestic treadmill of six or seven dozen weary stairs, the mere climbing of which necessitates the keeping of at least one or two extra servants. Another obstacle is found in the fact that most modern London houses are run up by some speculative builder almost entirely without capital, who mortgages the site to obtain money to build the ground-floor, the ground floor for the funds to carry the building up a storey higher, the drawing room floor for the means of building the best bed-room, and so on, until by the time the slates are laid it becomes an absolute necessity to dispose of the building en bloc for what it will fetch, that he may close accounts with the bank, which is the true speculator, and realise—if so happy result be obtainable—his own profit on the transaction. Such flats however, as are to be found, let in spite of all their drawbacks so readily, and at such enormous rents in comparison with ordinary houses of an equal area of accommodation, that it cannot be much longer before the supply begins to adopt itself a little more nearly to the demand.

Fleet Street. — Fleet-street and its neighbourhood take good care that Londoners shall find London all the world over. However the tide of active life in town may ebb and flow elsewhere, Fleet-street is always busy, and its London is always full. The centre of the great newspaper enterprise of England can be marked on a London map very near the middle of Fleet-street and within a radius of little more than half a mile from that point some of the greatest newspapers in the world work and think for millions of readers. It is curious to contrast the way in which newspaper work is done now, with that admirable description of the newspaper office of his time that George Warrington gives Pendennis in one of the most graphic chapters of that wonderful London book. There is no dashing up now of late expresses; there is none of the pomp and circumstance of the old press days. Electricity and railways have taken the romance out of that, as out of most things. But although it is not so much on the surface as of yore, good honest hard work is done in and about Fleet-street, and goes forth to the whole English-speaking race. That this is nothing new, every student well knows. Fleet-street may almost be called the nursing mother of English literature. Shakspere, Ben Johnson, Raleigh, Dryden, Dr. Johnson, Goldsmith, and countless names, brilliant even in brilliant times, are associated with Fleet-street. A tavern-street, as well as a literary centre, Fleet-street was and is. The newest-fashion newspaper and the oldest-style tavern still jostle each other now as they did a century or more ago. It would be rude, perhaps, to compare the ‘Fleet-streeter” of today with the” Grub-streeter” of the olden time; but as in Grub-street there was no literary work that could not be got for money, so it would be difficult to find any kind of literary work that could not be done in and about Fleet-Street.
Fogs are, no doubt, not peculiar to London. Even Paris itself can occasionally turn out very respectable work in this way, and the American visitor to England will very probably think, in passing the banks of Newfoundland that he has very little to learn on the subject of fog. But what Mr. Guppy called “a London particular,” and what is more usually known to the natives as “a peasouper”, will very speedily dispel any little hallucination of this sort. As the east wind brings up the exhalations of the Essex and Kentish marshes, and as the damp-laden winter air prevents the dispersion of the partly consumed carbon from hundreds of thousands of chimneys, the strangest atmospheric compound known to science fills the valley of the Thames. At such times almost all the senses have their share of trouble. Not only does a strange and worse than Cimmerian darkness hide familiar landmarks from the sight, but the taste and sense of smell are of fended by an unhallowed compound of flavours, and all things become greasy and clammy to the touch. During the continuance of a real London fog—which may be black, or grey, or more probably orange-coloured—the happiest man is he who can stay at home. But if business — there is no such thing as out-door pleasure during the continuance of a London fog—should compel a sally into the streets, one caution should be carefully observed. Mr. Catlin, well known for his connection with the Indian tribes of North America, once promulgated in print a theory, that a royal road to long life was, sleeping or waking, to keep the mouth as much as possible closed. This advice, whatever its value may be generally, should always be followed when a London fog has to be encountered Nothing could be more deleterious to the lungs and the air-passages than the wholesale inhalation of the foul air and floating carbon which, combined, form a London fog. In this connection it may be taken as an axiom that the nose is nature’s respirator. It almost unnecessary to add that the dangers of the streets, great at all times, are immeasurably increased in foggy weather; and that advantages of being able to dive into the unnatural darkness after successful robbery, are thoroughly appreciated by the predatory classes.

Followers.—(See SERVANTS)

Folly Theatre, King William-street, Strand.—A little bandbox of a place, very prettily fitted up, and with a decided specialty for burlesque and opera bouffe. NEAREST Railway Station, Charing-cross (Dist. and S.E.); Omnibus Routes, Strand and St. Martin’s-lane.

Football is by far the most popular out-door game of the winter months, and there are few open spaces in or near London where matches may not be seen in progress on any open Saturday afternoon, between the be ginning of October and the end of March. The most important scenes of action are Kennington Oval — where the international matches are played in February and March — Battersea-park, Blackheath, Richmond, Wimbledon, Wormwood Scrubbs, and Woolwich. Both the Rugby Football Union and the Football Association have their head-quarters in London. The Union is the stronger body, and under its laws which permit the ball being carried, quite five times as many matches are played under the Association laws, which do not allow of the ball being  run with. [To the lay mind it is probable that the Association game would be more likely to answer the idea conveyed by the word football. The Rugby game is excellent in its way, but the hand has as much to do with the business as the foot. The president of the Union is A. G. Guillemard, Eltham; the honorary secretary, W. Wallace, 4, St. Leonard’s, East Sheen. Of the Association, Major Marindin, R.E., Chatham, is president; and C. W. Allcock, Kennington Oval, honorary secretary; of whom all particulars of the two societies can be obtained. The principal matches played under the auspices of the two societies are - Union North v. South, played in alternate years in London and Manchester; England v. Scotland for the Calcutta Challenge Cup in London and Edinburgh; and England v. Ireland, in London and Dublin. Association: England v. Scotland, played alternately in Glasgow and London; London v. Sheffield; and the matches for the Association Challenge Cup, competed for by Association clubs. The Association matches have 11 players, the Union 15 players on each side The leading Union clubs in London and the suburbs are Blackheath, head-quarters, Richardson’s field, Blackheath; Richmond, Richmond Old Deer-pk; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Royal Naval College, Greenwich-park; Wimbledon, Wimbledon-common; Clapham Rovers, Wandsworth; West Kent, Chislehurst;  Queen’s House, and Clevedon, Blackheath; Flamingoes, Battersea-park; Gipsies, Peckham; Guys Hospital,  Blackheath; King’s College, Battersea-park; Lausanne, Dulwich; Old Cheltonians, Mitcham; Old Marlburians, Blackheath; Walthamstow, Walthamstow; Wasps Putney. The leading Association clubs are the Wanderers, Old Etonians, and Old Harrovians the majority of whose matches are played at Kennington Oval five minutes’ walk from Vauxhall station on the London and South Western line; Barnes, Barnes Civil Service, Battersea-park Clapham Rovers, Wandsworth South Norwood, Norwood Upton-park, Upton; Westminster School, Vincent-square. The subscriptions to these clubs vary from 2s. 6d. to 10s. per annum, and the number of members from 30 to 200. The dash and pluck necessary to earn distinction at both games render football matches very popular with Londoners, an as many as 4,000 spectators have been seen at the Oval on the occasion of an international match. Football is no exception to the rule, that every trade and sport in London has its recognised organ and the Cricket and Football Times, published at St. Bride’s street, appeals specially to football players.

Foreign Office, Downing street, S.W. Hours 12 to 6. —NEAREST Railway Stations Westminster-bridge and Charing cross (Dist. and S.E); Omnibus Route, Parliament-street ; Cab Rank, Palace-yard.

Foundling Hospital—On a very different principle from that of the Enfans Trouves in Paris and from the great establishments of a similar nature in St. Petersburg and Vienna, is the admirable institution founded in 1739 by gentle-hearted Captain Thomas Coram. It is one of the condition of this thoughtful charity that it aims, not only at educating an maintaining the child, but at rec1aiming the mother. No appeal for admission to the hospital is ever entertained except on her personal application. The child who is fortunate enough to be received under the kindly shadow of the good captain is sure to have a fair start in the world, and every possible care is taken to prevent the unfortunate circumstances of the child birth interfering with its future prospects. Quite apart from its position as one of the most useful and best managed charities in London, the Foundling Hospital claims its place among our most interesting sights. The hospital owes much to Handel, who presented an organ to the chapel, and to Hogarth, whose portrait of Captain Coram is well known, and whose “March to Finchley” is on of the most cherished possessions of the charity. In addition to the many other pictures by Reynolds, Gainsborough, and Wilson, are be seen in Guildford-street. The music in the chapel on Sunday has long been a special attraction and the choir, which is composed of the children themselves, has been assisted at various times by most distinguished singers. After morning service on Sundays visitors have an opportunity of seeing the children at dinner. The hospital is open to inspection on application to the secretary.

France. — EMBASSY, Albert-gate House, Hyde-park. NEAREST Railway Station, Sloane-square; Omnibus Route, Knightsbridge; Cab Ranks, Knightsbridge-green and St. George’s place. CONSULATE, 38, Finsbury circus. NEAREST Railway Station, Moorgate-street; Omnibus Route, Moorgate-street; Cab Rank, Circus-place.

Freedom of the City. The. Freedom of the City may be obtained: 1. By servitude—that to say, by having been bound to a Freeman, according to the custom of the City, and served duly and truly seven years. 2. By patrimony —that is, being the son or daughter (unmarried or widow) of a Freeman, born after the admission of the father, and twenty-one years of age. 3. By Gift of the City, or Honorary Freedom. 4. By redemption or purchase. The sons of aliens, born in England, are now admitted under the same conditions as natural-born subjects.

Freemasonry. — The head quarters of English Freemasonry are at the Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen-street, in Lincoln’s-inn, where are the offices of Grand Lodge and Grand Chapter, and where also the meetings of those two great governing bodies of Freemasonry take place. Grand Festival, on which day Grand Lodge meets for the appointment and investment of officers, takes place on the last Wednesday in April. It is impossible to give here the very long list of London lodges and chapters, with their places of meeting, but information on those and many other points will be found in the fullest detail in the “Freemasons’ Calendar and Pocket Book,” published annually at Spencer’s Masonic Depot, 23a, Great Queen-street, under the sanction of Grand Lodge. Among the most popular places of meeting for metropolitan lodges, besides the Freemasons’ Hall and Tavern, may be mentioned the Ship and Turtle, Leadenhall - Street;  Anderton’s Hotel, Fleet-street ; the Cafe Royal, Regent-street; the Inns of Court Hotel; and the Albion Tavern in Aldersgate-street. The three great masonic charities are as follows: The Royal Masonic Institution for Girls, St. John’s-hill, Battersea . rise, S.W. (office, 5, Freemasons’ Hall), for maintaining, clothing, and educating the daughters of Freemasons. Children are admitted at the age of 8 years, and continue until the age of 16. The general committee meets on the last Thursday in every month at Freemasons Hall, and the house committee at the institution on the last Thursday but one. All particulars as to mode of application for admission, &c., may be had at the office. The Royal Masonic Institution for Boys is at Wood Green, N., and the office is at 6, Freemasons’ Hall. The same limits as to age obtain with the boys as with the girls. The general committee meets at Freemasons’ Hall on the first Saturday in every month, and the house committee at the institution on the last Friday but one. All particulars may be had at the office. Both for the boys’ and the girls’ schools the voting privileges of subscribers are as follows:  £1 1s. gives a vote for each election; £5 5s. a vote for life; £10 10s. two votes for life, and three votes if given when serving stewardship, and four additional votes for every subsequent stewardship with similar donation; £52 10s. gives ten votes for life , and £105 will buy thirty votes for life. The arrangements for votes to subscribing lodges are a little different, but are also on a liberal scale. The Benevolent Institution for Aged Freemasons and Widows of Free masons is at Croydon, with a office at 4, Freemasons’ Hall. No brother is admitted under sixty years of age, nor unless he has been a registered Mason for fifteen years. He must also, unless excused by special circumstances, have subscribed for ten years. An income of £40 a year disqualifies for election. A widow must be 55 years of age before she is eligible, her husband must have subscribed for ten years, and she must have been his wife for five. An income of £30 a year disqualifies. The general committee meet at the Freemasons Hall on the second Wednesday, and the house committee at Croydon on the last day of February, May, August, and November. Here, as in the case of the schools, the voting privileges are regulated by the amount of subscriptions, either for individuals or lodges. It may be added that all the Masonic charities are exceptionally well administered, and that the education given to the children is of a very superior class. Among  periodicals of special interest to Freemasons may be mentioned the Freemason, published at 198, Fleet-street.
The best houses in London for masonic clothing and jewellery, lodge furniture &c whether craft, royal arch, mark, or any other variety of the institution, are Brother Spencer’s, 23a, Great Queen-street, opposite the hall, and Brother Kenning’s, Little Britain, and 198, Fleet-street; and students of the various rituals desirous of obtaining legitimate assistance, can obtain it either in a literary form or otherwise by application to either of these houses, or at 15a. Cheapside.

Frescoes,—(See PAINTINGS.)

Friendly and Benevolent Societies,—The following are the principal Friendly and Benevolent Societies, with their objects and terms of subscription, according to official returns furnished at the Editor’s request by their respective secretaries. The Societies omitted are those from which his request for information has failed to elicit any reply:
ARTISTS’ BENEVOLENT FUND, 23, Garrick-street, Covent-garden. Subscription: Not mentioned. Object: To give pensions to widows and orphans of artists who, during their lives, had been subscribers to the Artists’ Annuity Fund, a branch of this fund.
ARTISTS’ GENERAL BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION, 24, Old Bond-street.— Subscription: Voluntary. Object: To assist meritorious and distressed artists, their widows and orphans.
BENEVOLENT SOCIETY OF ST. PATRICK (Instituted in 1874), 61, Stamford-st.— Subscription:  Life governors, £21; annual governors, £3 3s. Object: Educating, clothing, and apprenticing children of poor Irish parents resident in London. There are always 430 of such children in the society’s schools.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE, SICK AND BURIAL SOCIETY, 18Adam-street, Adelphi. Subscription: Various. Object: To provide for a weekly payment during the sickness of a member, and the payment of a sum of money on the death of a member or member’s wife
COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS’ BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION, 13 Finsbury-place, South. Object: Expressed in title.
COMPOSITORS’ PERMANENT SICK FUND, 3, Racquet-court, Fleet-street. — Subscription: 3d per week, and 1s. per year to
the guarantee fund; free in six months. Object: Payments in sickness: 12s. a week for 10 weeks and 6s. a week for 10 weeks.
CUMBERLAND BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION, 33, Cheapside— Subscription:  (no information). Object For the relief of natives of the county, or their widows, resident the metropolis, who have fall from prosperous or comfortable circumstances.
DRAMATIC, EQUESTRIAN, AND MUSICAL SICK FUND, 55, Beaufort-buildings, Strand. —Supported by annual subscription. Object: To aid the members of the above professions in sickness and distress, provide them with moneys for journeys, and sums at death. Income, £300 a year.
FRIENDS’ PROVIDENT INSTITUTION, 5, Bishopsgate–street- without (head-office, Bradford, Yorks). — Subscription: As per published tables. Object: Life assurances, and annuities, and endowments.
GARDENERS’ ROYAL BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION, 14, Tavistock-row, Covent-garden, \V. C — Subscription: £1 1s. annually £10 10s., life subscription. Object Providing pensions of £16 per annum to aged and infirm gardeners, and others interested in horticultural pursuits and their widows, who are allowed to reside in any part of the United Kingdom
GOVERNESSES’ BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION, 32, Sackville-street Object: Expressed in title.
HEARTS OF OAK BENEFIT SOCIETY, 57, Charlotte-st, Fitzroy-square.—Number of members On January 1, 1879, about 90,000; reserve fund, January 1, 1879, about £320,000; benefits paid to that date, more than £800,000. Object: The following benefits are secured to the members of this society upon a payment of  about 10s. per quarter of 13 weeks: In sickness, per week, 18s.; member’s funeral, £20, member’s wife’s funeral, £10; wife’s lying-in, £1 10s.;  loss by fire, £15; superannuation, per week, 4s.
HUNT SERVANTS’ BENEFIT SOCIETY, Messrs. Tattersalls, Albert-gate—Subscription: Honorary members, for life, £5 or upwards; annually, £1 or upwards; benefit members according to age and benefits subscribed for. Object: To provide for huntsmen, and whippers-in of fox or stag-hounds, sickness pay, annuities at 60 or 65 years of age, and provision for their widows and orphans.
LIVERPOOL VICTORIA LEGAL FRIENDLY SOCIETY, 1, Finsbury-square (corner of Chiswell-st).— Subscription: Weekly or monthly, to suit the convenience of assurers. Object: Assurances upon lives from £1to £200.
LONDON FRIENDLY INSTITUTION, 27, Farringdon -street.— Subscription:  Graduated scale of contributions according to benefits. Object: Relief of members in time of sickness, and friends of members at death.
LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN FRIENDLY SOCIETY, 54, Wandsworth-rd, Vauxhall. Subscription According to a scale. Object: Sick payments to members with medical attendance, funeral money at death of members or wives.
LONDON GENERAL PORTERS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, 33 Cheapside. — Subscription:  (no information). Object: For granting pensions to infirm or permanently disabled porters and messengers, and to their necessitous widows and orphans.
MASTER MARINERS’ BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, 12, Borough High street. Object: Expressed in title.
METROPOLITAN BEER AND \VINE TRADE ASYLUM AND BENEVOLENT FUND, 9, King-street, Finsbury-square. Subscription: 10s. per annum. Object: For providing a home and maintenance for aged and decayed members of the trade when they are in distress.
METROPOLITAN COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS AND WAREHOUSE-MEN’S ASSOCIATION, 33, Cheap-side. — Subscription:  (no information). Object: Allowances in sickness, medical advice, and payment of fixed sum upon the death of members.
MILLINERS AND DRESSMAKERS’ PROVIDENT AND BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION, 32, Sackville-street, Piccadilly.— Subscription:  : Members, 20s., 25s., and 35s. per annum. Object: The relief of members (of the Institution only) when in necessitous circumstances, also gratuitous medical advice in cases of sickness.
MUTUAL BENEFIT ASSOCIATION OF OIL AND COLORMEN, DRUGGISTS, AND DRYSALTERS, “City Arms,” Blomfield-street.— Subscription: First Division— Payments: Under 35 years of age, 10s 7d. per quarter; from 25to 30, 11s. 1d. ; from 30 to 36, 11s, 10d. Benefits: First 26 weeks at 20s. per week; second at 14s. ; afterwards at 4s. ; at a member’s death, £20 ; member’s wife’s death, £10. Second Division— Payments: Under 25 years of age, 7s. 1d. ; from 25 to 30, 7s. 7d.; from 30 to 36, 8s. 1d. Benefits:
First 26 weeks at 12s. per week; second at 7s.; afterwards at 2s. 6d.; at a member’s death, £12; member’s wife’s death, £6. Including medical attendance. Free in 12 months. Entrance fee and Rules: Under 25 years of age, 4s.; 25 and under 30, 6s. 6d. ; 30, and not exceeding 36, 9s. A benevolent fund has been established for the purpose of further benefitting the members in old age and infirmities, also their widows and orphans. It is supported by members, honorary members, voluntary contributions or donations. Object: Granting pecuniary and medical assistance to the members in time of sickness; the payment of stated sums in sickness and death according to the above table.
MUTUAL PROVIDENT ALLIANCE FRIENDLY SOCIETY, 2, Albion-place, Blackfriars-bridge.—Object: Relief in sickness, annuities, sums payable at death, endowments for adults or children.
NATIONAL SOCIETY LIMITED, 76, Aldersgate-street. — Subscription: 5s. per month per certificate. Object: A mutual, provident society to enable members to buy stocks, shares, &c., with their interest.
NEWSPAPER PRESS FUND, 55, Strand. Subscription: Annual, £1 1s.; life, £10 10s. Object: The relief in waist or distress of professional journalists; who shall be members of the fund, and for the widows and families of deceased members.
NEWSVENDORS’BENEVOLENT AND PROVIDENT INSTITUTION, 28 Martin’s-lane, Cannon-street, and Lambeth Savings Bank. —Subscription: £10 10s. constitutes a vice-president, £3 3s. a life subscription, or 5s. a year to one of the trade is an annual subscription, and gives one vote at every election of annuitants. Object: To grant annuities to decayed men and women of the trade, also temporary relief, after due enquiry into the applicant’s case has been made by visiting committee.
PRINCESS LOUISE HOME AND NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF YOUNG GIRLS, 26, New Broad-street.— Subscription: Annual, £1 1s., or more or less; life, £5 5s. Object: To save young girls (not thieves) between the ages of eleven and fifteen, whether orphans or otherwise, who are, from any circumstance, in danger of becoming abandoned; to educate, train, feed, clothe, and prepare them for future usefulness as domestic servants; to protect them during the most critical period of life; to land them safe into womanhood; to procure situations for them; to provide them with an outfit, and generally to watch over them; to advise, counsel, and reward them, and in every possible way to become their guardians.
PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION OF WAREHOUSEMEN, TRAVELLERS, AND CLERKS, 98, Cheapside.— Subscription: From 2s. 6d. to 7s. 6d. per month. Object: For providing a certain and fixed sum for its members when thrown out of employment, medical attendance and medicine during sickness, assistance during life in old age or total incapacity from following any employment, and in special cases of want and distress.
RAILWAY GUARDS’ UNIVERSAL FRIENDLY SOCIETY, 29, Southampton - buildings.— Object: To raise, by the contributions of the members, or by voluntary subscriptions or donations, a stock or fund for the relief and maintenance of such members in sickness and for a provision for their fami1ies at their death; for granting allowances for life to those who may become permanently injured or disabled, and to raise a stock or fund for the use of the widows and orphans of deceased members. Estab1ished June, 1849.
REFUGE FRIENDLY SOCIETY LIMITED, 78, Myddelton-street, ClerkenwellSubscription: From 1d per week upwards. Object:
Industrial life assurance.
ROYAL LONDON FRIENDLY SOCIETY FOR GRANTING POLICIES OF INSURANCE TO THE WORKING CLASSES, 28, Finsbury-place. — Subscription: Weekly payments generally. Object: For providing sums of money, payable upon the death of a member, member’s wife, or children.
ROYAL MASONIC BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION FOR AGED FREEMASONS AND WIDOWS OF FREEMASONS, 4, Freemasons’ Hall, Gt. Queen-street.— Subscription: 5s. for one vote, £10 10s. for life governorship. Object: Granting annuities of £40 to aged freemasons of 6o years of age, and to the widows of freemasons of 55 years of age £32, with the option of residence in the institution.
ROYAL STANDARD BENEFIT SOCIETY, 42, Great Ormond-street, Bloomsbury.—Subscription: 11s. 6d. per quarter (which wholly ceases after 35 years’ membership). Entrance fee, under 25 years of age, 5s.; 25 and under 30, 7s. 6d.; 30 and upwards, 10s. Rules included, Object: To secure to free members, in sickness, per week, £1 1s. ; member’s wife’s funeral, £10; member’s funeral, £20; wife’s lying-in, £2; loss of tools by fire £15; superannuation, per week, 2s. to 8s. Partial benefit is allowed in the case of sickness and funerals for non-free members, and no deduction is made from the funeral benefit upon the death of a superannuated member or his wife. Has no public-house meetings, as the whole of the business is conducted at the society’s offices by its own members. Respectable healthy men under 35 years of age, whose average earnings are not less than 28s. per week, are invited to join.
STOCK EXCHANGE CLERKS’ PROVIDENT FUND, Stock Exchange.—Subscription: First-class, 1 1s. per annum; second-class, 10s. 6d.; entrance fee, 2s. 6d. Object: To assist clerks while out of employment; to make payments at death; to assist clerks when laid aside by illness; to make grants in special cases of distress; to aid subscribers in obtaining situations.
UNITED KINGDOM BENEFIT SOCIETY, 27, Great Ormond-st. Established 40 years Subscription: £2 2s. per annum. Object:
Allowance of £1 per week in sickness; £20, member’s death;  £10, member’s wife’s death; 30s wife’s lying-in; 5s. per week pension.
UNITED KINGDOM RAILWAY OFFICERS AND SERVANTS’ ASSOCIATION, 29, Moorgate-station-buildings Subscription: 5s. and upwards per annum entitle to one or more votes. Donors of £5 5s. become life governors and are entitled to one vote for life at every election. A donation of £250 in one sum entitles the donor to nominate a pensioner at once, and a donor of £500 is entitled to always have a pensioner on the funds during his or her life-time. Object: To give temporary and permanent assistance to persons in the service of railway companies or railway contractors in cases of accident or severe illness ; to provide them annuities in old age, or if otherwise incapacitated for work, and at death to assist their families.
WESLEYAN METHODIST LOCAL PREACHERS’ MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION, 19, Exeter Hall, Strand. — Subscription: Benefit members, 12s. per annum; hon. members, £1 1s., and upwards. Object: To afford relief to the members during periods of sickness and old age, and to provide a sum of money payable at death.

Friendly Societies’ Registry Office, 28, Abingdon-street, SW. Hours 10 to 4.— NEAREST Railway Station, Westminster-bridge; Omnibus Routes, Victoria-street and Parliament-street; Cab Rank, Palace-yard.