objects found in the mud banks of the Thames
Posts tagged London.
ok, so when the victorians of Stoke Newington were told there was going to be a huge pumping station built next to them they weren’t too keen on the idea of having an enormous industrial building there. So what happened? The pumping station was designed to look like a castle.
Why can’t they do that now?!
Circuit board London Underground map (which is also a fully functioning radio) by Yuri Suzuki and Masahiko Shindo
There was growing alarm at the rate that old London was being demolished. Medieval (and older) buildings were being knocked down.
According to Alfred Marks, the Honorary Secretary, the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, was formed by a few friends who wanted to record the Oxford Arms Inn which was under threat to be demolished to allow the expansion of nearby Old Bailey. The availabilty of the ‘photographic views’ was publicised through a letter to The Times and as the project was well received, it was found practical to continue the series. In all twelve issues were produced over twelve years from 1875, comprising a total of 120 photographs.
Photos of old London, Spitalfields area
A couple of people have said this is where the character Sherlock Holmes lived. In fact he didn’t. Spitalfields is E1, Sherlock Holmes lived in NW1 and it was a very high class residential area