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    Victorian cabs and cabmen
    By: Gibson - 06 April 2018 - 0 Comments

    At no time were cabman a popular class in London. Since the opening of the International Exhibition, they have become more unpopular than ever. Their life is a hard one; they constantly incline to [...]

    Site Unseen: 41-42 Cloth Fair
    By: Gibson - 03 April 2018 - 0 Comments

    I must have passed this building a dozen times, and if was not for reading Fiona Rule’s, meticulously researched Oldest House in London [...]

    London Trivia: A whitewash
    By: Gibson - 01 April 2018 - 0 Comments

    Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

    Labouring the point
    By: Gibson - 31 March 2018 - 0 Comments

    In fact, there is hardly a London cabbie who hasn’t dashed to the hospital with their passenger in labour or at least knows one [...]

    A short drop
    By: Gibson - 27 March 2018 - 0 Comments

    The Execution Bell, named in the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons as “The Bells of Old Bailey“, now on display in St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate used to be rung around midnight outside the condemned cell. The [...]

    London Trivia: Tunnel vision
    By: Gibson - 25 March 2018 - 0 Comments

    Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

    Down Your Alley: Guildhall Yard
    By: Gibson - 23 March 2018 - 0 Comments

    Peering around the east end of the church of St Lawrence Jewry brings into view one of London's most distinguished buildings; this is Guildhall Yard and directly ahead is the Guildhall itself [...]

    By: Gibson - 20 March 2018 - 0 Comments

    Hoxton was in Davidson’s time, one of the poorest boroughs in London, and in this little account, the author takes you into the Hoxton housing estates full of villains, gangs and young men asserting [...]

    London Trivia: The smell of justice
    By: Gibson - 18 March 2018 - 0 Comments

    Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

    By: Gibson - 17 March 2018 - 0 Comments

    In what must be the most ostentatious property hereabouts, clad in what can only be described as large white Lego bricks, the Marine River Force headquarters, its museum displays everything a copper needs [...]

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    A Capital Idea

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