Featured Blog Posts – January 2014 Archive (3)

Can You Find Your Place on this Victorian Map?

This week I found the most amazing Victorian map of London online. Virtually every sheet of the  Ordnance Survey's 1893-6 "Five Feet to the Mile" scale series has been painstakingly layered on top of a modern Google map. 

The detail at this scale is really amazing, you can see the layouts of individual buildings and even recognisable trees. The online version is superior to the original printed sheets as you easily zoom in, search, and move around the map. …


Added by Peter Berthoud on January 31, 2014 at 17:19 — No Comments

The Old Victorian Theatre at Alexandra Palace

Today I went on an organised  tour around London's Alexandra Palace -  'back stage'.  

The most interesting place for me  was the old Victorian theatre which is jaw-droppingly stunning.  It is not open to the public normally, and few people are even aware that it exists.

The deep, rich colours of the peeling paintwork give it a romantic feel.  There is talk of 'sensitive' restoration if the lottery bid is successful.   …


Added by Kathleen Duffy on January 24, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Shoreditch in Bowes Park

Jane, a friend of mine with a keen eye for detail, snapped this alarm in the doorway of EBH Electrical at 112 Myddleton Road recently. She told me that SHO is the old telephone code for Shoreditch. 

Look, here's another …


Added by Lindsey Berthoud on January 11, 2014 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Connecting the communities of Bowes Park and Bounds Green in north London.

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