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Shillibeer’s Bus

Above: The street name is the only reminder in London of George Shillibeer. George Shillibeer was born in St Marylebone and christened in St Mary’s church, St Marylebone, on 22 October 1797. He worked for the coach company Hatchetts, in … Continue reading

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York Street Bow-fronted Shops

Above: Looking west in York Street at the attractive shop-fronts. Some towns and cities around England have a great sense of cohesion – like the City of Bath, in Somerset – because of the local stone or sometimes due to the … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone Road

Above: The south entrance of the church seen across Marylebone Road. The rather unedifying heavy traffic that thunders past has been ‘edited’ from view. The section of the ‘New Road’ that runs through St Marylebone is today called Marylebone Road. … Continue reading

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St Marylebone Street Names

Above: Looking north in Cavendish Square which was named after the wealthy owner of the surrounding land in the 18th century. It is not unusual to find a street name in London – or anywhere else for that matter – … Continue reading

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St Mary, St Marylebone

Above: The present parish church of St Mary seen from the west side of Marylebone Lane. The church is unusual in having a round apse (seen on the left in this view). The title for this blog probably should have … Continue reading

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Great Conduit, Marylebone Lane

Above: Stone beside Marylebone Lane. The subject of the Great Conduit, which supplied water to a water tap in Poultry, has already been described (on 12 November 2014). Enter ‘Conduit’ in the search box and it will be one of … Continue reading

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London Zoo

Above: The ‘Snowdon Aviary’ seen from the footpath beside the Regent’s Canal. Other parts of the Zoo are on the right, in Regent’s Park. Animals were kept at the Tower of London from very early times. The first record of … Continue reading

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