April 2016 archive


The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway’s route from Farringdon.

Spitfire Boys of Brixton

This press photo ran in American newspapers on 11 April 1941 with the heading “Spitfire Boys”. The caption read ” Youngsters of Brixton doing their part in England’s war effort by collecting firewood in their spare time and selling it.” Lord Beaverbrook, owner of the Daily Express sent the US newspaper a letter of thanks …

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