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An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 20th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 20th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 20th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
20
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 19th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 19th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 19th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
19
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 18th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 18th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 18th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
18
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 17th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 17th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 17th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
17
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 16th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 16th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 16th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
16
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 15th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 15th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 15th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
15
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 14th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 14th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 14th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
14
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 13th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 13th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 13th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
13
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 12th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 12th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 12th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
12
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 11th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 11th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 11th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
11
2012
Tower Bridge to get a glass floor
Tower Bridge to get a glass floor

Tower Bridge to get a glass floor

Last week approval was granted for 6 sheets of glass to be sliced into the walkway floor so that people up there can look down as the bridge swings up - getting a pigeon-eyes view of the mechanical motion below.

Dec
10
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 10th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 10th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 10th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
10
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 9th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 9th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 9th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
09
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 8th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 8th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 8th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
08
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 7th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 7th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 7th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
07
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 6th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 6th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 6th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
06
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 5th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 5th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 5th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
05
2012

London Underground’s 150th anniversary – more details released

More details of next years celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the London Underground have been released and there are some juicy bits of fun being planned.

Dec
04
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 4th Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 4th Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 4th Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the newspaper during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
04
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 3rd Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 3rd Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 3rd Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the newspaper during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
03
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 2nd Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 2nd Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 2nd Dec

Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the newspaper during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
02
2012
The Myth of Canute’s Canal in South London
The Myth of Canute’s Canal in South London

The Myth of Canute’s Canal in South London

King Cnut the Great -- he of the holding back the tide fame -- is also claimed to have constructed what could have been on of the most impressive feats of civil engineering in Saxon England, a vast 4 mile long canal through South London.

Dec
01
2012
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 1st Dec
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 1st Dec

An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 1st Dec

This year, I am repeating the calendar - but based on adverts printed in the newspaper during the month of December exactly 100 years ago - in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Dec
01
2012
London’s Lost Pneumatic Railways – Part 5
London’s Lost Pneumatic Railways – Part 5

London’s Lost Pneumatic Railways – Part 5

Another interesting after-effect of the pneumatic railway was to be felt some 50 years later, during the construction of the Bakerloo Line tube tunnels under the Thames.

Nov
30
2012