Monthly Archive: July 2015

Jul 19

The London Blitz in colour

On the anniversary of the launch of Winston Churchill’s ‘V for Victory’ campaign on 19 July 1941, we are featuring these Time Life Pictures/Getty Image photographs which show the full horror of the destruction inflicted by Nazi bombings across London. Workers wielding pick-axes and shovels are tasked with clearing away the remains of bombed building …

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Jul 06

Temple Bar

Temple Bar in 1880 The photograph shows the west side of Temple Bar as it was a short time before its dismantlement shored up with timber to counteract the effects of the excavations for the New Law Courts. Temple Bar was the principal ceremonial entrance to the City of London on its western side from …

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Jul 01

Borehamwood – an overspill town

Click the map icons to view other streets and locations In times gone by, the bus routes of London were l-o-n-g. London Transport have shortened routes in more modern days, both for the logistic reasons of bus station/depot placement and the slow speed of traffic-clogged streets. The latter reason causes huge problems in timetable planning. …

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