London, Westminster Abbey, The Nave Altar c.1965

London, Westminster Abbey, The Nave Altar c.1965

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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

We have entered the abbey at the west - this sequence of views goes from west to east, starting in the nave. Henry III's abbey replaced the Norman one started by Edward the Confessor. Edward's choir, crossing and transepts were complete at his death in 1066, but all was swept away in the 13th century. The pulpitum or screen behind the altar is mainly 1828, and the monument in the left recess is to Isaac Newton.

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