Rotten Row is a sand-covered avenue maintained as a bridleway running along the south side of Hyde Park in London that allows Londoners to ride in the centre of London. This is the place referred to in all those saucy period romance novels many of us women read.
Some believe the name comes from the word “rotten”, the soft material that covers the bridleway. At its height of use in the 18th century, Rotten Row was a fashionable place for upper-class Londoners to be seen.
Weekly Ephemera Trivia:
William III lit the avenue with 300 oil lamps in 1690 creating Britain’s first artificially lit highway.
Note: Marie over at The French Factrice blog is hosting Postcard Friendship Fridays. Hop on over to Marie’s and check out all the postcard enthusiasts sharing this week.
** If you liked this blog post, please click on the bookmark button to the lower right.