In The Dark: Underground London

In The Dark: Underground London
 
 Starts at 6:30 pm

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

In 2013 Nick Catford's book Secret Underground London was published by Folly Books. This was Nick's third book for Folly. Secret Underground London is a comprehensive photographic record of a hidden world which lies beneath the capital but which is not generally seen by the public. This webinar includes photos of many of the sites features in Nick's book with a lot more.

Included in this webinar is a miscellany of sites, from the disused tube stations and closed sections of the London underground railway system, many of which were given a new lease of life, to the secret central government and military bunkers - operations rooms and control centres - which protected London against the German bombers during the Second World War.

He will also look at London's Cold War bunkers, never used in anger; and similarly the more modest Royal Observer Corps posts. There are air raid shelters, large and small, public and private; mines and underground quarries, some going back to the 17th century, and tunnels of all sorts: pipe tunnels, horse tunnels, tram tunnels, service tunnels, and the tunnel under the Thames Barrier. Last but not least, and not for the fainthearted, is a collection of photographs showing the capital's creepy Victorian cemetery catacombs.

Nick Catford was granted unprecedented access to many of the sites in order to compile the collection of images you will see in the Webinar.

Cost: Free of Charge


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