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Construction of the Metropolitan Railway at King’s Cross

Another look at the construction of the world's first underground passenger railway as seen by the Illustrated London News - this time from Feb 1861.


How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built

As we edge ever closer to the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world's first underground railway which is now just a couple of weeks away, it might be interesting to review of the newspaper reports about how the construction of the railway progressed up to that momentous date.


An Edwardian Advent Calendar – Xmas Day

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.


An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 24th 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.


An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 23rd 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.


An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 22nd 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.


An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 21st 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.