The forbidding form of the beached convict ship HMS Discovery at Deptford. Launched as a 10-gun sloop at Rotherhithe in 1789, the ship served as a convict hulk from 1818 until scrapped in February 1834.[3]

The forbidding form of the beached convict ship HMS Discovery at Deptford. Launched as a 10-gun sloop at Rotherhithe in 1789, the ship served as a convict hulk from 1818 until scrapped in February 1834.[3]

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Herons and egrets in the UK – your Green shoots photographs

Herons and egrets in the UK – your Green shoots photographs

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Herons and egrets in the UK – your Green shoots photographs

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On this day in 1666, the Great Fire of London began, destroying over 13,000   homes. Leah Hyslop picks her favourite buildings that survived the   blaze.

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Prison Hulk--"It was normal for prisoners under sentence of transportation to spend the first part of their sentence in the prison where they had awaited trial, usually in solitary confinement....In the early 19th century, most prisoners awaiting transportation were sent to the 'hulks' in London before being assigned to a convict ship and leaving England."

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‘Dirty Old London’: A History Of The Victorians’ Infamous Filth Historian Lee Jackson spoke to Fresh Air producer Sam Briger about what it was like to walk around Victorian London: “The first thing you’d notice if you stepped out onto the streets...

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This photograph entitled 'Convicts home in Bethnal Green' taken 1900-1910 shows an elderly man looking after his Grandchildren whilst the mother goes out to work as a domestic cleaner. She is the sole breadwinner in the family as her husband is in prison.

Old Nichol Slum, Shoreditch. In 1890, the London County Council called for the demolition of Old Nichol, and the construction of London’s first social housing project. The block of flats that were erected around the area of Arnold Circus are still standing today...

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Joiner Street Under London Bridge Train Station London Bridge Bermondsey South East London England in 1930

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