June 2019 archive

Steve Hunnisett’s Westminster Blitz Walk

Steve Hunnisett guided us on a walk through Westminster’s Second World War. With some other 21st century views too…

Curiosities of London: C

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London CANONBURY TOWER, AT the northern extremity of the parish of Islington, denotes the site of the country house of the Prior of the Canons of St. Bartholomew; hence, it …

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London Borough of Hackney

This guide to Hackney is mostly derived from the Conservation Area guides produced on behalf of theĀ  London Borough of Hackney ABBOT STREET Fitzroy House to the rear of the paint works which fronts Abbot Street, parallel with Ashwin Street, is a former fabrics manufactory and is a good example of c.1950 industrial architecture which …

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Walking the Thames: Westminster, the City of London and Wapping

We ticked off the entirety of the section from Vauxhall through to Wapping today.

Some street name derivations

A lot of the street information research on this website is academic in nature – from university research, the Survey of London, British History Online, borough conservation areas and more. Occasionally, the Hive Mind comes up trumps – these derivations come from discoveries on the Wikipedia made during 2019 which is feeding into the project. …

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