Mike Horne

On District Dave’s forum last night it was announced one of London’s top railway biographers and researchers, Mike Horne, had passed away. His website and blog were an excellent source of material related to all things London, especially the underground. It was said ‘so much knowledge had been lost.’ As one put it, Mike Horne […]

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Abbey Road at fifty

Its alright now, we’ve reached the fiftieth anniversary of the world’s most famous zebra crossing. Actually there’s been a zebra crossing on Abbey Road more than fifty years, so this is really about those photographs taken by Ian McMillan on 8th August 1969 – and especially one of those photographs which immortalised the crossing into […]

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A nip in the bud?

The controversial 305m Tulip Tower was approved by by the City of London Planning and Transportation Committee held in London’s Guildhall yesterday – with 18 votes for and 7 against. The next stage is to see whether The Mayor approves it too. He has approved some rather objectionable buildings so this one may yet pass […]

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