The Underground Map

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TIP: Using the pile of paper control at the top right of the map, you can change historical mapping without affecting the markers
The Underground Map is creating street histories for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying within the M25.

In a series of maps from the 1750s until the 1950s, you can see how London grew from a city which only reached as far as Park Lane into the post-war megapolis we know today.

The aim of the project is to find the location every street in London, whether past or present. You are able to see each street on a present day map and also spot its location on older maps.

There's a control which looks like a 'pile of paper' at the top right of the map above. You can use it to see how an area has changed on a series of historic maps.



Uxbridge to Hillingdon walk
This walk takes us along the western end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines Uxbridge is a suburban town in the west of Greater London and has a rich history. It was an important market town in medieval times and has been a place of trade for over 800 years.

The accompanying video delves into various points of Uxbridge’s history. Amongst facts we didn’t cover were that:

Although Uxbridge is not mentioned in the Domesday Book, St Margaret’s Church was built a hundred years later.
The existing pub, The Queens Head, depicts Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, on its sign. The pub was previously called ’The Axe’, possibly dates to the 1540s and is connected to the church by a tunnel.

A cemetery with an archway is located at the bottom of Windsor Street, and it was the site where three heretics were burned to death in 1555 for denying the trinity.

During Elizabeth I’s reign, Roman Catholics were subject to severe constraints, and Catholic priest Edmund Campion was tr...



Chesham to Chalfont & Latimer walk
An amble through the Chess Valley .
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