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JUNE
18
2024
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.

DECEMBER
10
2023

 

Brent Cross West
Brent Cross West station is situated on the Thameslink route and the Midland Main Line and part of the Brent Cross Cricklewood development. The Brent Cross Cricklewood development is an extensive project encompassing a 14,000,000 square feet area, creating a new town centre in Brent Cross. The development includes the construction of Brent Cross West station, generating approximately 27,000 jobs, building 7,500 homes, expanding Brent Cross Shopping Centre, introducing a new hotel, cinema, bus station and additional roads.

Construction of Brent Cross West began with site clearance in June 2020, followed by foundation construction in November 2020. VolkerFitzpatrick, in collaboration with Barnet Council, undertook the design and construction of the station.

The station is situated on the former site of the Cricklewood Traction Maintenance Depot used by East Midlands Railway and Thameslink. The Thameslink Programme’s expansion enables longer 12-carriage trains, and Brent Cross West station was strategically designed with longer platforms to accommodate these extended train formations.
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DECEMBER
1
2023

 

Amersham
Amersham is a market town 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills, England. It is part of the London commuter belt. Amersham is split into two distinct areas: Old Amersham, set in the valley of the River Misbourne, which contains the 13th century parish church of St. Mary’s and several old pubs and coaching inns; and Amersham-on-the-Hill, which grew rapidly around the railway station in the early part of the 20th century.

Records date back to pre-Anglo-Saxon times, when it was known as Egmondesham.

In 1200 Geoffrey, Earl of Essex obtained a charter for Amersham allowing him to hold a Friday market and a fair on 7 and 8 September. In 1613 a new charter was granted to Edward, Earl of Bedford, changing the market day to Tuesday and establishing a statute fair on 19 September.

The area of the town now known as Amersham on the Hill was referred to as Amersham Common until after the arrival of the Metropolitan Line in 1892. After this date growth of the new area of the town gradually accelerated, with much work being done by the arch...
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