Discovering London Railway Stations

This book provides the railway enthusiast with a brief history of the principal termini, featuring key aspects of architectural design and engineering but also highlighting anecdotes, myths, personal stories and curiosities about the ...

Discovering London Railway Stations

London is the supreme railway city. In 1900 it had fourteen railway termini, more than any other city in the world. A century later only one of them has disappeared completely, and just three have undergone comprehensive reconstruction. All the others are recognisable products of the Victorian railway age that continue to function daily as busy stations for the travellers of the twenty-first century. This book provides the railway enthusiast with a brief history of the principal termini, featuring key aspects of architectural design and engineering but also highlighting anecdotes, myths, personal stories and curiosities about the stations' social and cultural history.

Cathedrals of Steam

How London's Great Stations Were Built – And How They Transformed the City Christian Wolmar ... 4 John Betjeman, London's Historic Railway Stations, John Murray, 1972, p. 117. 5 C. Hamilton Ellis, ... 8 Oliver Green, Discovering London ...

Cathedrals of Steam

'Fascinating' 'Books of the Year', Financial Times 'London's twelve great rail termini are the epic survivors of the Victorian age... Wolmar brings them to life with the knowledge of an expert and the panache of a connoisseur.' Simon Jenkins 'A wonderful tour, full of vivid incident and surprising detail.' Simon Bradley London hosts twelve major railway stations, more than any other city in the world. They range from the grand and palatial, such as King's Cross and Paddington, to the modest and lesser known, such as Fenchurch Street and Cannon Street. These monuments to the age of the train are the hub of London's transport system and their development, decline and recent renewal have determined the history of the capital in many ways. Built between 1836 and 1899 by competing private train companies seeking to outdo one another, the construction of these terminuses caused tremendous upheaval and had a widespread impact on their local surroundings. What were once called 'slums' were demolished, green spaces and cemeteries were concreted over, and vast marshalling yards, engine sheds and carriage depots sprung up in their place. In a compelling and dramatic narrative, Christian Wolmar traces the development of these magnificent cathedrals of steam, provides unique insights into their history, with many entertaining anecdotes, and celebrates the recent transformation of several of these stations into wonderful blends of the old and the new.

London Railway Stations

The explosion occurred in the cloakroom of the LBSCR side of the station, and was so powerful that railings next to the ... Investigations at other railway stations in London the following night led to the discovery of similar home-made ...

London Railway Stations

Built as part of the massive expansion of Great Britain's railway network during the nineteenth century, London's thirteen mainline railway stations are proud symbols of the nation's industrial and architectural heritage. Produced in association with The National Archives, and profusely illustrated with period photographs and diagrams, London Railway Stations tells the story of these iconic stations and of the people who created them and used them. Though built in an age of steam, smoke, gas lamps and horses, most retain features of their original design. This book will bring new light to these old buildings, and help you to see London's mainline stations through new eyes. Lavishly illustrated with black & white and some colour photographs.

London

1, The NineteenthCentury (London: Allen& Unwin, 1963);also consult John Camp, Discovering London Railway Stations (Tring: Shire Publications, 1969);Edwin Course,London Railways(London: Batsford, 1962) and London's Railways: Then andNow ...

London

'Roy Porter, a historian of formidable range, turns to urban history in this marvellously lucid, informative and passionate book... Porter's facts are always at the service of the narrative, which has a finely maintained momentum, balancing statistics with the words of historians, diarists and novelists, poets and churchmen: Pepys, Boswell, Fielding, Walpole, Blake, Mayhew, Wells, Woolf, Spark, ... a timely and brilliant book.' CLAIRE TOMALIN, EVENING STANDARD 'A vivid celebration of the city, but also an elegy for its decline, bubbling with statistics and anecdote, from Boadicea to Betjeman.' RICHARD HOLMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR

London s Industrial Heritage

Douglas Brown, R., The Port of London (Terence Dalton Ltd, 1978). ... Hovey, J., A Tale of Two Ports: London and Southampton (Industrial Society, 1990). ... Camp, John, Discovering London Railway Stations (Shire, 1969).

London s Industrial Heritage

Did you know that apart from Lancashire, the greatest concentration of Boulton & Watt steam engines was in London, demonstrating the enormous and often overlooked significance of London as an industrial centre? The story behind the many industries found in the capital is described in this unique book. London once had scores of breweries; the world’s first plastic material was synthesised in the East End; there was even a gasworks opposite the Palace of Westminster. Clerkenwell was a centre for watch and clock makers; the River Thames used to be full of colliers bringing coal from Newcastle; Joseph Bramah invented his water closet and hydraulic pump here, and Henry Maudslay made machines to make machines. Many household names began in London: Schweppes, Crosse & Blackwell, and Vauxhall motor cars. The list of fascinating facts goes on. In this, the first book of its kind on the subject, Geoff Marshall provides an enthralling overview of London’s industrial face through history.

The Tube

Station to Station on the London Underground Oliver Green ... For a guide to these termini see the author's Discovering London Railway Stations (also from Shire Publications). In the mid-nineteenth century, underground railways were ...

The Tube

From Norman Foster's remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London's tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even further by the much-loved network's 150th anniversary in 2013.

Explosives Act 1875 Annual Report of His Majesty s Inspectors of Explosives

The discovery of some slabs of Atlas Powder A. ( American make ) in Primrose Hill Primrose Hill tunnel . February . An explosion in the cloak room of the London , Brighton , and South Coast Railway at London railway Victoria Station of ...

Explosives Act  1875  Annual Report of His Majesty s Inspectors of Explosives


London a Social History

the Thames is emphasized in Herbert Herbert , Olsen , The Growth of Victorian London ( London : London's Canal : The History of the Regent's Canal ... is Railway Stations ( Tring : Shire Publications , 1969 ) ; clear and convincing .

London  a Social History

This is the first modern one-volume history of London from Roman times to the present. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with brio and wit.

A Quest for Self Discovery

Instead she either stayed indoors reading, an invaluable skill she taught herself, or went out riding on the omnibus to visit the London railway stations (motor buses were introduced to London in 1899). Ethel had a great fascination for ...

A Quest for Self Discovery

ÿLes Tatter, born into a hard-working East End family and growing up during the First World War, finds the poverty, hardship and class prejudice around him almost too much to bear. He runs away from home, goes on the road with a pair of kind hearted tramps and finally ends up finding peace and salvation in a monastery. But his hopes turn to ashes again when he receives bad news from home. Who can he turn to when his world collapses around him? A novel of hardship and redemption set in the years after World War One.

London and Its Railways

... Klaus ' Waterloo's Waterloo Railway World ( July 1977 ) Marsden , Colin J. This is Waterloo ( 1981 ) Perren , Brian ' Kings Cross Today ' Railway World ( March 1969 ) Discovering London Railway Stations ( 1970 ) Simmons , Jack St.

London and Its Railways


Writers Directory

lishers, London, 1954–65; Reader, part-time, in Intnl. Relations, Univ. of Sussex, Brighton, 1965–71; Editorial Dir., ... 1965; Discovering Bellringing, 1968; Discovering London Railway Stations, 1971; Portrait of Buckinghamshire, 1972; ...

Writers Directory


Discovering England s Trees

CORARY Skles in this series : Discovering Abbeys and Priories 4/6 224p Discovering Archaeology in England and Wales ... 224p Discovering London - Off - beat Walks 4/6 224p Discovering London Railway Stations 4/6 224p Discovering London ...

Discovering England s Trees


Discover India by Rail

An endorsement on the ticket by the Station Master / Ticket Collector at the station of break in journey is a must ) . ... Frankfurt , Helsinki , Kuala Lumpur , London , Muscat , Nepal , Kuwait , Sharjah , Bahrein and Colombo . . 2.

Discover India by Rail

Basic Torist Information On 100+ Destination And Rail Tours For Rail Travel. Covers Most Of The Rail Routes In India.

Europe and the Gospel

On the other side of the North Sea, we disembarked into the different, unknown world of British train travel. Finding our way in the London railway stations, discovering the London underground, dragging our luggage through tunnels and ...

Europe and the Gospel

The key to understanding ‘Europe’ is the paradox of the influence of Christianity and its concurrent abandonment of its message and institutions. In his thought-provoking analysis, the author focuses on the European Christian and other roots, the idea of ‘Europe’ in the past and present, the construction of the EU, immigration and integration, as well as secularisation as a European phenomenon, focusing on challenges for the Churches in mission.

London

297 Discovery of the Plot and Arrest of the Parties Circumstances producing a Rise or Fall in the implicated ' . . . . . Funds . . '. ... The London and Birmingham the earliest and greatest of Metropolitan Railways .

London

The publisher and writer Charles Knight (1791-1873) was apprenticed to his printer father, but later became a journalist and then proprietor of various periodicals and magazines, many of which were driven by his concern for the education of the poor. As an author, he published a variety of works, including The Old Printer and the Modern Press (also reissued in this series). He claimed that this six-volume work on the architecture and history of London, published between 1841 and 1844, was neither a history nor a survey of London, but looked 'at the Present through the Past, and at the Past through the Present'. It relies on the skills of eminent artists to bring both the present and the past of London to life, and is arranged thematically rather than chronologically or geographically. This is a fascinating account of what was then the greatest city in the world.

Known to the Police

On one of the early days of the ensuing week a neighbour chanced to tell the nursemother that she had read in a Sunday paper about the discovery of a child's mangled body at a North London railway-station, and also that the body ...

Known to the Police

Reproduction of the original: Known to the Police by Thomas Holmes

The London Archaeologist

A A practical guide to the visible ing policy . remains of Roman London . London Brunch of the Discovering London's Railway Stations by John Classical Association - obtainable from The HeadCamp . Shire Publications 4 / 6d . master ...

The London Archaeologist