Cocoa Rooms Mug

Cocoa Rooms Mug

Cup printed with the name of Lockhart’s Cocoa Rooms (in London). Printed on the bottom ‘Real Ironstone China, Dunn Bennett & Co, Burslem’. Found amid London rubbish dumped on the Essex marshes.
Lockhart’s Cocoa Rooms Plate

Lockhart’s Cocoa Rooms Plate

‘Cocoa rooms’ were the successor to ‘coffee palaces’, offering good, cheap refreshments; and the company Lockhart’s ran almost the┬áVictorian equivalent to a modern chain of coffee shops, with outlets across London. Plates, cups and mugs...