A 17th century Pedlar, his Dog and a Church Window.
Discover the true story of how an itinerant pedlar commerated his dog in a church painted window.
I came across the story of the Lambeth Pedlar and his dog whilst researching an article for the veterinary press. In the parish church of Saint Mary’s, Lambeth, to there is a painted glass window of a man weighted down with a back pack, with a dog at his feet. This is not the original window, which dated back to 1608 but was destroyed in a WWII bombing raid. After the war Saint Mary’s parishioners, loyal the memory of the mysterious pedlar, commissioned the replacement window that exists today. But who was the pedlar, and why is there a picture of his dog on a church window?