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Westminster (Year 4)

Westminster is a London Borough – just like all the other London Boroughs that form Greater London. It should be noted that the City of London is not a London Borough because it is a totally separate administration. Situated around … Continue reading

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London to Newcastle by Stagecoach in 1830 – Part 1

In order to understand London in the days of the stagecoach, it is necessary to find out what a journey by a ‘coach and four’ was really like in those times. The journey described in the text below was from … Continue reading

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Greenwich Wharves in the 1960s (Background Page)

Above: Map of the riverfront at Greenwich, showing the approximate position of some of the well-known wharves. At the time of writing, most of them have already changed beyond recognition (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you like … Continue reading

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Grace, W G, in Sydenham

William Gilbert ‘WG’ Grace, (1848–1915) was an English amateur cricketer who was important in the development of the sport and is widely considered to be one of its greatest-ever players. His profession was as a doctor. He qualified as a … Continue reading

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Jews in London (Background Page)

Above: A City plaque recording the site of a synagogue in Old Jewry, in the City of London. Britain – and London in particular – has been receiving settlers from around the world for centuries. If we start with the … Continue reading

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Chelsea Overview

Above: Some of the large houses in Cheyne Walk. The land we know as Chelsea today started life as a manor. The manor house was beside the Thames and, at times, it enjoyed royal patronage. As was usual in early … Continue reading

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Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough of

Above: An outline map of the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (outlined in RED). The old pre-1965 boundary between the two metropolitan boroughs is shown (coloured YELLOW). The London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea came into being in 1965, … Continue reading

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Tabard Inn, Borough High Street – Meet the Pilgrims

Above: Drawing titled ‘The Yard of the Tabard Inn on the Morning of the 17th of April, 1387’ (Click image to enlarge to 1024×770). The Pilgrims setting off for a pilgrimage from the Tabard Inn, Borough High Street, is an … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 3)

Having completed a brief look at part of the City of Westminster, we shall now take a look at two of the Inner London Boroughs. This year we consider the London Borough of Camden and then the Royal Borough of … Continue reading

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Westminster (Year 3)

Above: A map showing the City of Westminster (in PINK with a RED boundary). At the top of the map are the boundaries of the old Metropolitan Boroughs of Paddington and St Marylebone. Encompassed by a YELLOW line is the … Continue reading

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