Category Archives: SUBJECTS

Liberties Without the Walls

Above: Map showing the Roman Wall of the City, the modern boundary of the City and the main Liberties that lay outside the Roman Wall (Click image to enlarge to 1280×800). The City of London came about as the continuation … Continue reading

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Domesday Book

Above: Part of a typical page from the Domesday Book. On the first line of the new paragraph can be seen the name for ‘Greenwich’ (highlighted by the scribe with a red line through it). The following line shows the … Continue reading

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Islands in London

Above: An outline map of Inner London detailing the places mentioned in this article. Inner London is, in general, a continuous land mass. Running through it – on an approximate east-west axis – is the River Thames which also has … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxon Words

We tend to take the words we speak for granted. In the same way that the branch of a tree divides into smaller and smaller branches, so words that we use today have derived from other earlier words. There is … Continue reading

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Railway Destination Boards

Above: Two wooden destination boards can be seen in this image – one board for each of the two entrance ‘gates’. The boards are long and narrow, painted green with white lettering on them. Do you remember travelling by train in … Continue reading

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Double Deck Train

Above: Rare Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) survivor – the Bulleid 4DD double deck carriage being stored on a farm at Sellindge, in Kent. Trying to accommodate more passengers on trains travelling in and out of London is a problem that … Continue reading

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Night Tube

Above: One of the new TFL roundels beside the platform of Liverpool Street underground station. You would have expected an international 24-hour city like London to have 24-hour transport. While it has had 24-hour bus routes on selected parts of … Continue reading

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A Lady’s Dress from Stuart Times

Above: The dress on display with a contemporary painting (right) to get some idea of how the dress would look when being worn. This is an unusual article from several points of view. Firstly, talking about a lady’s dress from … Continue reading

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