Cockneys dying out after bells muted

According to tradition, true Cockneys must be born within earshot of the bells of St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside.

In days gone by, they could be heard across much of north and east London and as far south as Southwark, meaning any baby born within earshot was defined as a Cockney.

Now, research by 24 Accoustics suggests the noise of the bells only reaches the city of London and Shoreditch....

comments powered by Disqus
History News Network