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No. 1151: Bethnal Green Road, E2

Bethnal Green Road, London, E2. Photo ©RogerDean 2014

Toilers In London; Or, Inquiries Concerning Female Labour In The Metropolis – The “British Weekly” Commissioners, 1889: 406 more words

London Photography

The Tragedy at the Launch of the HMS Albion at Blackwall 1898

Many thanks to Eric Pemberton who bought to my attention, two remarkable films about the launch of the HMS Albion in Blackwall in 1898.

This launch was made famous by the tragedy that occurred after the launch when over 30 people lost their lifes when a bridge collapsed. 664 more words

River Life

No. 1139: Belvedere Road, SE1

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1. Photo ©RogerDean 2014

Mogg’s New Picture of London and Visitor’s Guide to it Sights – 1844:

Woolwich.-Previous to entering on a description of Woolwich [...] it may be as well to premise, that parties intending a visit to that immense military depôt should go prepared to pass some hours there, the magnitude of the establishments, and multifarious objects of absorbing interest with which it abounds, requiring at least a summer’s day: an opinion in which the reader will probably coincide, when informed, that each of the three great establishments here occupies a space of many acres, and that the distance between them is considerable. 120 more words

London Photography

Welcoming the Tour de France to Tower Hamlets

After the Grand Depart from Yorkshire, the Tour de France makes its way to London via Cambridge.

Large scale events are nothing new in London but the Tour de France offers something slightly different. 139 more words

Sporting Life