IMG 5437fi 460x270 - The new tube station at Bond Street

Bond Street is now on its sixth phase or so of development since 1900. The new entrance within the western stub of Marylebone Lane was opened yesterday and Geoff Tech explained much about the new station, courtesy of his You Tube channel. Although I wasn’t there yesterday (that’s actually twoRead More →

IMG 8841fi 460x270 - The Tyburn Mile Stone

Pic from Google Streets showing the stone in the bank window April 2012. The Tyburn mile stone had stood outside the building on the corner with Star Street for many years until it disappeared, before re-appearing at Lloyds bank, 195-197 Edgware Road, in about 2002 until 2013. Pic I tookRead More →

IMG 6596 460x270 - Bayswater's 1861 Tram

George Francis Train was an American who introduced tramways (streetcars) in the States. In 1860 he came over to England to introduce his tramways which had been running in the USA for three decades. Train opened his first line at Birkenhead in 1860, followed by three short lines in LondonRead More →

google 460x270 - What a difference! Oxford Street in 1750 and now

This image from British History showing Marylebone from the present site of Wigmore Street is a very interesting image. Despite its location being ‘Marylebone’ (which is correct) its an early view of the land to the rear of Oxford Street (then known as Tyburn or Tiburn) Street before any ofRead More →

IMG 0902 460x270 - The King's Scholars myth busted?

The King’s Scholars Pond Sewer (KSPS), aka the River Tyburn, is often touted as falling into the Thames at a place which was once known as the King’s Scholars Pond. Is this a fact? Several sources indicate the pond was sited in the locale where the sewer meets the Thames,Read More →