London, Westminster Abbey From Victoria Tower c.1955

London, Westminster Abbey From Victoria Tower c.1955

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Memories of London

1960's

The George Inn in Southwark was one of the favourite watering holes and eating houses for the young men of the accounts department of Borax Consolidated Ltd. in Victoria. In those days the serving wenches were all dressed in Dickensian ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Peter Wiles

The Bank Of England

The "Bank" has occupied this site since the late seventeenth century. Although you cannot see from either this view or indeed from the street, there is an exquisite garden and lawn in the centre! The Bank underwent an ...Read full memory

A Day Around London

The day rock 'n' roll singer Eddie Cochran was killed, I went around London and had my picture taken on Eros, then in the evening I went with my friend to see Adam Faith on stage.  It was a sad day because of the death ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Deborah Rowsell

Under The Arches

I remember visiting this spot when I first moved to work in London. It is described in Nairn's London, as follows:- " A very fine passage called The Arches runs underneath Charing Cross station from Villiers Street to Craven ...Read full memory

A memory of London by C Thomas

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History

The camera is on top of the Victoria Tower above the House of Lords. Immediately below is the abbey's chapter house, where parliament once met. Members were seated, like the monks had been, in a circle. If Edward VI had not offered St Stephen's chapel with its facing walls for the Commons, then the lower chamber might have evolved into a round building, as elsewhere in Europe.