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May 04

London – South of the Thames: Chapter I

London – South of the Thames by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black 1912 CHAPTER I HISTORIC SOUTH LONDON The history of nearly all the districts in South London is the same. We may except Greenwich, Deptford, and Woolwich, which have been towns for many years. At the beginning of …

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May 02

London – South of the Thames: Preface

London – South of the Thames by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black 1912 PREFACE With this third volume of the topographical section Sir Walter Besant’s Great Survey of London is concluded. The whole work is comprised in ten volumes, the first seven of which are historical, tracing the wonderful …

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Apr 30

Old and New London: Volume 1 – Fleet Street

Alas, for the changes of time! The Fleet, that little, quick-flowing stream, once so bright and clear, is now a sewer! but its name remains immortalised by the street called after it. Although, according to a modern antiquary, a Roman amphitheatre once stood on the site of the Fleet Prison, and Roman citizens were certainly …

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