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Old London

Mainly black and white photos of London, but a few that are relics of the past when London was largely a collection of joined-up villages.
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A few cranes still remain in London's Docklands - a reminder of the past when exports and imports were not 'invisibles'

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A close up, Saffron hill Rookery 1870's. No wonder Dickens chose this site for Fagin's den. spot the 2 kids hiding.

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Fire mark on No. 32 High Street Pinner. These plaques showed that you were insured against fire. For more details go to this site: http://www.firemarks.co.uk/History.htm

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150 years ago the management of the Metropolitan Railway made the inaugural journey on the world’s first underground. (picture from ‘Old and New London’ pub 1878)

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House Mill, part of Three Mills, the largest tidal mill complex in England. The buildings that exist today were built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Now restored as a museum the House Mill was last used in 1941 to make flour, but in earlier days gunpowder was manufactured.

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One of the 'Three Mills' in Bow, The Clock Mill. When fully operating, Three Mills was the largest tidal mill complex in England. The buildings that exist today were built in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Sir Walter Raleigh's house in Blackwall #London. It was demolished during the construction of the Blackwall tunnel pic.twitter.com/jPBxjiPlEP

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It's 150 years since the public first rode on the London Underground. Here's what King's X looked like in 1868(picture from ‘Old and New London’ pub 1878).

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