London, Diamond Jubilee 1897

London, Diamond Jubilee 1897

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Memories of London

Alexandra Railway Bridge

Alexandra railway bridge was just behind Blackfriars Road Bridge and was removed in the 1980's. I seem to remember Taylor Woodrow cut it up with machinery mounted on the rail lines, then Smit, the Dutch salvage firm came upriver and the sections were lifted over the working railway bridge into their boats. I think the ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Dave Hill

Lost In A Field

I remember coming across Temple Bar in a field in Enfield/Cheshunt whilst out for a walk as a child in the 1960s. It seemed such a strange place for it to end up. There were no explanatory signs to say what it was and why it was there. There was tall grass all around it and possibly some sort of fence; so it was impossible to ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Carol Fisher

Alexnadra Bridge

Seems to be before the Alexandar Bridge was added between the railway and road bridge, it carried the railway line to Holborn.

A memory of London by Dave Hill

London,Piccadilly Circus 1951 1955

I was a young Constable in the year 1951, and fresh from Peel House, Westminster was assigned tio the Savile Row station known as CD. I lived at the Section House on Broadwick Street, Soho named after Lord Trenchard. Many times I was assigned to Piccadilly Circus, on the early turn or at 5pm to 1am for a two ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Nelson Jones
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History

After 60 years on the throne, Queen Victoria did not have the strength to climb the steps of St Paul's Cathedral for her Jubilee thanksgiving service, so it was held outside. The Archbishop of Canterbury Frederick Temple is third from the right. The ground beneath the carriage now has a carved inscription recording the occasion.

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