Miscellaneous

Fascinating stuff, onto which I was put by a blog published by Time Out… The family history site Ancestry has recently published more than 35,000 TfL staff records for the first time online. They reveal the lives of bus drivers and L Source: In pictures: archive photos show what London’s public transport used to look […]

INTRODUCTION I found this by way of a tweet from the official account of the British Transport Police, which contained a link to a more detailed piece put out by Transport for London. THE TWEET     Unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport is not ok.#ReportItToStopIt Text us on 61016 or call 0800 405040https://t.co/D2iNSsSpMs pic.twitter.com/ASjldtGbS1 […]

INTRODUCTION This post was inspired by a number of lots that will be featuring in James and Sons’ next auction (20th – 22nd February, 1st two days at James and Sons’ premises in Fakenham, third day at The Maids Head Hotel, Norwich). THE GIGANTIC WHEEL, EARLS COURT This structure, from the top of which Windsor […]

INTRODUCTION I spotted this book in King’s Lynn library and of course had to take it out. Here is the front cover: OVERALL IMPRESSION The book is crammed with interesting information,  and covers every line in detail as well as going over the history and some of pre-history of London Underground. I am very glad […]

INTRODUCTION This post features a London landmark which is particularly well served by public transport. There will be links to several other posts in appropriate places, and I have a couple of satellite maps to share as well. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE Although it was independent for a long time, the Institute of Education is now […]

INTRODUCTION The roundel, used in various colour schemes to denote aspects of London Transport is oine of the most famous symbols on the planet, and this post features one highly unusual example. HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY IN CENTRAL LONDON This little piece of topiary sits just outside Euston station, on one of the busiest streets in Britain’s busiest […]