The bomb site

The 1958 house (see earlier post) is built in the former garden of a very large Victorian house, and appears to include some remains of a wartime air-raid shelter within its foundations. While most domestic air-raid shelters were a fairly modest affairs, often made of a few sections of heavy corrugated iron bolted together and […]

The City Canal

I have a print of a map here above my desk, a map called ‘Environs of London’. The map shows no railways, bar one*, but it does feature London’s (very few) canals.  This suggests that the original map dates from the 1820s or 1830s. Two of the canals have long since vanished, while another went […]