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The Bills of Mortality were designed to monitor deaths in London during that pleasant period of plague.
They were started in around 1592, and soon became a weekly publication. The information was collected by local Parish Clerks. By 1629, the cause of death was also being provided. It's these publications that provide the most interest, even if they are a little gruesome.
We're very fond of The Last Tuesday Society. They are, in their own words "Devoted to exploring and furthering the esoteric, literary and artistic aspects of life in London and beyond." Taken from an 1870s movement in Harvard they seem to be have been resurrected on our fair shores and are now being run by Mr Viktor Wynd and associates. They do some awesome lectures and social events. But the parties are the main talking point.
TLTS throw some stunning parties, we've been to the Danse Macabre and the New Years Eve Eve Ball this year. They were both the awesome mix of decadent and macabre, in a most perfect setting. Dimly lit rooms with long banquet tables filled with peacock feathers and gold naked bodies writhing around, candy floss and pocorn, chocolate fountains and giant beds, orchestras and drag queens, TLTS throw a little carnival inside the tunnels of London Bridge and it has to be seen to be believed.
I definetely recommend checking out the Societys works. The 3 of us are all fond of things dark, and the Little Shop of Horrors in Hackney run by the owner of The Last Tuesday Society has plenty of skulls and taxidermy to keep anyone with an interest in the strange entertained for hours.
Check out the society here: