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The Cockfosters Extension 1: Manor House

The Piccadilly Line’s extension to Cockfosters opened in September 1932. The only station not to have any substantial surface buildings...

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85 years of the tube beyond Finsbury Park

This September its eighty five years since the first part of the Piccadilly Line’s northern extension from Finsbury Park to...

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Red Hat Ladies

Red Hat Ladies at the Tower of London today! They came from West Suffolk and had come to visit the...

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POP goes The Prisoner!

This is the fiftieth year of the original broadcasting of the TV series The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan. Today is...

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The DLR 30 years ago (2)

As I pointed out yesterday, the opening of the DLR to the public was not without its problems. Our train...

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The DLR 30 years ago

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Docklands Light Railway. It was officially opened by the Queen on 30 July...

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The Gatsby Cruises

The Gatsby is Little Venice’s latest pleasure boat venture, and its without a doubt the smallest. Trips are a unique...

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London's JFK statue vandalised

I am posting this because of the mindless and deliberate vandalism that occurred to the JF Kennedy statue in London’s...

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Bygones

There are so many places that have markers – memorials and stones, sometimes flowers, tablets, plaques, perhaps even a simple...

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Coffee Pot Signals #3

This is an update to previous posts featuring London Underground’s surviving coffee pot signals. Baker Street still has one coffee...