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IMG 7094fi 460x270 - Coal Drops Yard history in photos

The new Coal Drops Yard opens this week! Despite it being a historic site originally built in the 1850s its very hard to find any old pictures – clearly it was a sort of exclusive area being a heavily industrial area for the purposes of railway storage and transshipment purposes.Read More →

IMG 6079fi 460x270 - 110 years of the Underground

The important anniversary everyone’s missed! It may come as a surprise to find the Underground’s just 110 years old this week. How can that be? The Metropolitan began in 1863 and the City & South London Railway 1890. The huge 150th Anniversary celebrations back in 2013. How then did theRead More →

DSC 0301 460x270 - Hockley-in-the-Hole

I was around Mount Pleasant and Farringdon this pm, and passed this building site (the former Guardian newspaper offices stood here.) Lots of little peep through windows for people to see how the works are progressing. View across the former Guardian site to what was once Hockley. What impressed meRead More →