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The type of coal that Thomas Britton traded may have been ‘small’ but his ideas were certainly big. Clerkenwell guide John Morgan charts the life story of this inspirational man, from his lowly beginnings to his rather unusual end

 

Five more insider revelations from thehood - including another dark secret of The News of the World

 

A new smithing school in Britton Street celebrates the cornerstone of Clerkenwell culture, says Riya Patel