June 28, 2013 by auntkatefirmin
Here it is! Note the many wagons in the streets.
Arrows from left to right:
The Tower of London when it still had water in the moat!
Follow the Minories (street) from the Tower to St Botolph without Aldgate. The major street running from the church to the right edge of the view is Whitechapel Road (I can’t find the Whitechapel church spire in the view).
The new Royal Mint building completed in 1811 (after the mint moved from the Tower).
The general location of Glasshouse Street where the family lived from 1827-1845 is marked by the downward pointing arrow. This part of the view has compressed the area between the Mint and St George-in-the-East so it’s not strictly accurate. The chimneys could be sugar refineries.
The church of St George-in-the-East. The Firmin children were all baptised at St. Botolph, Aldgate, but Sarah (Kenning) Firmin’s brother, Robert Kenning, was baptised here in 1794.