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Great North Wood on Rocque’s Small Scale Map

Above: The Great North Wood shown on Rocque’s small scale map (Click image to enlarge to 1550×1250). There is never any substitute for seeing direct evidence for something. Theories of how something might have looked cannot compete with actual evidence. In … Continue reading

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Great North Wood Extent

Above: Outline map showing the extent of the Great North Wood in medieval times (Click image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you draw a vertical line passing through London Bridge on a map of Inner London, it would pass very close … Continue reading

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Great North Wood

Above: View on a sunny day in the dense woodland – called Sydenham Hill Wood – that still remains from a small part of the original Great North Wood. The subject of the Great North Wood relates to several London … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Park Sphynx Statues

Above: One of the stone terraces with two of the newly painted sphynxes. The amazing Great Exhibition of 1851 was held in Hyde Park. The building that housed it was, in effect, a giant greenhouse which the press christened the … Continue reading

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Kent House

Above: Engraving of Kent House which appeared in a two-volume work called ‘Greater London’, produced by Edward Walford, published about 1882. At that time the building was still a farmhouse. Standing on the border between Beckenham and Penge, the large … Continue reading

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Dinner in the Iguanodon

Above: The model of the Iguanodon with a section of its back removed so that guests could sit and have dinner inside the cavity. Notice the waiters (one at the left and another at the front holding a tray of … Continue reading

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Penge Library

Above: The new library sign near the Pawleyne Arms crossroads at Penge. A new public library has opened in Penge. It is in a converted building in Green Lane, less than 100 yards from the traffic lights at the Pawlene … Continue reading

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