London Stories (Everyman's Library Pocket Classics Series)

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London Stories (Everyman's Library Pocket Classics Series)

London Stories (Everyman's Library Pocket Classics Series)

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Discover the hidden history of a station that was once part of London’s very first section of deep-level tube in 1890, but was abandoned less than ten years later. The first boxes were trialled in the Channel Islands before being approved for use in London in 1856. Read how London Transport was tasked with quickly moving people to the countryside or for onward travel. Reaching back to the golden eras we get something from Defoe, from De Quincey and Thackeray, from Dickens and a nicely atmospheric Conan Doyle, { The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle}. I really felt like I was being transported through different eras in London's history, simply with short stories that travel through the city's history.

To this day his macabre ‘auto-icon’ is on show at UCL, and is still occasionally wheeled into staff meetings – most recently in 2(1) to honour the outgoing provost.Each story provides a unique glimpse into the lives of the city's inhabitants, showcasing their struggles, triumphs, and everyday experiences.

Winter weather presents numerous challenges for a public transport system, from snow on the tracks to icy roads and station platforms.

Each author skillfully captures the essence of London, with its distinctive landmarks, bustling streets, and distinct character, immersing the reader in the city's atmosphere and making it come alive on the pages.

In the 1840s London’s skyrocketing population and frequent cholera outbreaks created a desperate shortage of graves. Earlier this year pest controllers in south London discovered a nest of six giant rats – each two feet long and weighing over 25lbs – which were simply too massive for conventional traps to kill. To support the Caribbean recruitment scheme in the 1950s - 70s, London Transport made promotional films portraying a positive view of the city new recruits were moving to.Since 1933, the Lost Property Office has tried to reunite passengers with lost belongings - including thousands of umbrellas and even a kitchen sink. From the 1920s to the 1940s, architect Charles Holden played a major role in shaping the appearance of London and was responsible for designing a remarkable series of new buildings for the expanding Underground. Others had me scratching my head thinking, "well I hope that the Everyman Library didn't have to pay on royalties on THAT one.

The crossing was given Grade II listed status in 2010 - despite the fact that the original zebra crossing was moved several metres over 30 years ago. If you share your network connection, ask your administrator for help — a different computer using the same IP address may be responsible. In the years leading up to the First World War, posters were used as a vital tool to promote the network. It sets out to explore the concept of minority by telling the stories of several different London-based families from diverse cultural backgrounds.During the early 1990s a spate of breakdowns on the Circle line between Edgware Road and Baker Street led to an examination of records dating back to when the tunnels were dug. You can find them everywhere from railings, to pubs, and even adorning the tower of St Paul's Cathedral. And in the 20th century, the re collections of JB Priestley were much more gripping than I'd have anticipated.

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