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How to visit Heathrow Terminal 2 before it opens to the public

Fancy being an airport guinea-pig for a day? Heathrow is nearing the completion of the demolition and rebuilding of its Terminal 2 building, and like any large transport site that will be used by lots and lots of people, it helps to test if the human side of the facility works as planned.

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London’s Experiment with a Naked Routemaster

Since the mid 1930s, London’s buses have been like the first Ford motor car, available in one colour, although in London’s case it was Red rather than black. But there was a chink in the crimson armour in 1961 — a sole interloper emerged as an experiment.

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London’s weekly railway news #5

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

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A second propaganda exhibition in London

The British Library is not alone in devoting space to the dark arts of propaganda this summer, as the British Museum also has a display — based on the same concept, but the two displays compliment rather than overlap.

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Unbuilt London: The railway in the middle of the Thames

Imagine if you will, a city straining to cope with a growing population and a transport network barely able to keep up. Lots of plans are submitted for new railway schemes to deal with the bottleneck, but all have one major downside — the destruction of vast swathes of housing and factories.

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King’s College Hospital’s Centenary Celebrations

It is one hundred years since an old hospital in the City of London moved away from its traditional home to the outskirts of the city, in what was at the time the small towns around Denmark Hill.

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The site of an ancient red post in Dulwich

There stands atop a hill in London a pole, a bright red pole. The pole is new, but recalls an old pole that stood here in the past. So memorable was the pole that it gave its name to the local road, but probably after the pole vanished.

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London’s weekly railway news #4

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

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Volunteers wanted for a Crossrail archaeology dig

Fancy joining an archaeology dig on the Crossrail site? Well, they are looking for trowel wielding volunteers for a bit of Time Teamesque activity in Stepney Green.

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Parish Notice – Events guide improvements

Just a short note about some slight improvements to the events guide.

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