December 2019 archive

Greater London

This project defines its coverage as the area within the M25 orbital motorway but extending beyond this as follows: Where the London Underground stretches beyond the M25. Hence we cover Amersham, Chesham, Chalfont and Epping too. Where the administrative Greater London stretches beyond the M25 – the single case of North Ockendon Areas of the …

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The Balham Disaster of 1940

During the Second World War, Balham was one of many deep tube stations designated for use as a civilian air raid shelter. At 20:02 on 14 October 1940, a 1400 kg semi-armour piercing fragmentation bomb fell on the road above the northern end of the platform tunnels, creating a large crater into which a bus …

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