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Westminster & Pimlico Past

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by Isobel Watson
Westminster to many visitors, is Parliament Square, the Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. But this book takes in also the area of the ancient settlements of Westminster and Pimlico, The latter was built on drained marsh land and the whole district was transformed by the building of Victoria Station and the construction of Victoria Street. The story has been skilfully interwoven with the nation's pivotal e...
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East End: An Illustrated A-Z Historical Guide

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by Tames Richard
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The Lost Rivers of London

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by Barton, Nicholas
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St Pancras Station

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by Jack Simmons and Robert Thorne
St Pancras Station from Historical Publications and now in its 3rd edition, revised and expanded in 2012, describes the history of the station and its famous adjoining hotel, including the campaign to save both buildings.
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Fulham Past

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by Barbara Denny
Fulham has changed enormously in the last twenty-five years; smart shops and restaurants have moved inexorably west along the Fulham Road, terraces of pleasant houses were spruced up and the former industrial areas, having lain derelict for years, have been redeveloped. The author begins with Fulham's rural past, the nursery gardens and mansions, when the area was closely associated with the Thames and domi...
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East Ham & West Ham Past

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by Jim Lewis
East Ham and West Ham, now the borough of Newham, have seen dramatic changes since the beginning of the 19th century. Already used by industry as it spread out of the City, these two townships, between the rivers Roding and Lea, saw the construction of the Royal docks and then of the massive Beckton gasworks. Speculative builders racked up mean terraces in the south, while in the north Stratford became a ma...
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Lambeth Past

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by Hannah Renier
Lambeth and its Palace, the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, have a long history. Lambeth was also the home of a famous pottery, Vauxhall Motors, and a reviving Festival. On the Lambeth bank of the Thames, the Gunpowder Plot was hatched. And in humdrum Lambeth, the National Theatre was born at the Old Vic, and London's County Hall built. The new importance of London's Thames-side South Bank...
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The Camden Town Book

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by John Richardson
The arresting cover of this A-Z book tells us much about London's workhouse, Camden Town. It pictures part of the depot for the Birmingham to Euston Railway - the two chimneys relate to machinery which pulled carriages up by cable from Euston for connection to the early steam engines at Camden. Camden Town's history exemplifies inner London areas: a settlement transformed in the 19th century by railways and...
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Enfield Book

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by Dalling Graham
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Graveyard London - Lost & Forgotten Burial Grounds

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by Robert Bard
This book follows on from the well-received Death in London. Generations of Londoners lie beneath the city, hidden or forgotten - until now. Burial grounds have been developed, built upon, grassed over and razed from history. Modern development of railways, tunnels and buildings have revealed and disturbed many. Plague and burial pits still come to light. Robert Bard has found and described many of these. T...
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The Chiswick Book

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by Gillian Clegg
This A-Z softback book explores the area with the aid of many illustrations. Chiswick is known for its charming riverside, waterside pubs and its many restaurants along Chiswick High Road. From Roman times, Chiswick was on the main road to the west of England. Developing as four separate villages, it was a popular place to live from the 16th century. Many early houses, notably Chiswick House, survive. Durin...
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The Ealing Book

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by Peter Hounsell
Ealing is the location of Grade 1 listed Pittshanger Manor - the country residence of Sir John Soane, one of England's most gifted architects - and, of course, Ealing Studios. With railways and trams, Ealing became the 'Queen of Suburbs', well built and with a strong sense of civic pride. In this A-Z format the author describes the area's buildings and its notable residents, such as a seven-time Wimbledon c...
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Ruislip Past

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by Eileen Bowlt
This history of Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote brings to life the rural past of what are now suburbs of London. Reminders of many historical periods abound. Earthworks surround a possible Saxon settlement. A moat and mound reveal a possible Norman castle. The church and the Great Barn were built when monks of the Abbey of Bec lived on what is now Manor Farm. More than forty of the cottages mentioned in 16t...
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City of London Past

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by Richard Tames
The Romans founded London nearly 2000 years ago at a point on the Thames where there was fresh water and a suitable site for a bridge to move troops and supplies from the south. Abandoned by the Romans and, so far as we know, by the Saxons in early medieval times, London nevertheless flourished as a trading city under the Normans; the city then had at least 100 churches, plus St Paul's cathedral. Severely b...
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Hackney & Stoke Newington Past

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by Isobel Watson
The farms and nursery gardens of these two old villages gave way to terraces for City workers in the 19th century. As with other suburbs the railway era permitted the affluent to leave, abandoning the area to poorer workers. The author records the problems related to the creation of Victoria Park and the significant local presence of protestant dissenting movements. Famous residents include Samuel Rogers, J...
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Covent Garden & Soho - The Illustrated Historical A-Z Guide

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by Richard and Sheila Tames
A convenient, in depth, A-Z historical guide to two of London's oldest, most atmospheric and lively districts. One is home to the Royal Opera and the stylish shops which have succeeded the old fruit and veg market. The other has long been the centre of London's theatres, artists, artisans and louche pleasures. More than a guide book, it treats the visitor with an interest in London's history and architectur...
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Subterranean City - Beneath the Streets of London

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by Antony Clayton
Londoners and visitors alike are fascinated by the life of the capital beneath their feet. Lost Rivers, pipes of many kinds, sewers, crypts and catacombs, tunnels used or abandoned, ring mains, railways, secret bunkers and pneumatic tubes are all there in a sometimes complex arrangement. This book tells the reader what can be found and seen right up to date, including the considerable engineering achievemen...
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The Hampstead Book

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by Steven Denford
The recorded history of Hampstead goes back a thousand years. but it was only in the 18th century, with the first Hampstead Spa, that it became fashionable. Building took place on part of the heath land, but local opposition stopped further exploitation of this picturesque open space favoured by artists and the general public. Hampstead retains many of its 18th century buildings and still has much charm, li...
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Spas, Wells & Pleasure Gardens of London

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by James Stevens Curl
London was once blessed with spas set in gardens, where beneficial waters could be consumed and enjoyed in agreeable surroundings, sometimes with music, food and alcohol. They were, in effect, the pleasure resorts of the 18th century. With the aid of many images, the author - one of England's most distinguished architectural historians - provides a racy, informative, humorous and well-researched social hist...
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Richmond Past

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by John Cloake
Originally, the area was known as Sheen; Richmond is a comparatively new name. In 1501 when Henry VII rebuilt a royal palace here, he called it Richmond Palace, after his earldom in Yorkshire. Despite the abandonment of the palace by the 18th century, the village flourished, Many of the handsome houses of that time survive, including those in Petersham and Ham. Its Quinlan Terry riverfront development conti...
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