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Book: The Rape of Britain

Posted By admin / February 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Paul Elek; 1st Edition edition (12 Jun. 1975) Language: English ISBN-10: 0236310194 ISBN-13: 978-0236310197 Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.8 x 1.6 cm

Book: Lost London, 1870-1945

Posted By admin / February 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

More than 500 spectacular unseen photographs of London, taken between 1875 and 1945, from the Archives of English Heritage. This unique archive shows Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian London before the major 20th century redevolopment. Athoritative text by Philip Davies from English Heritage. Review This endlessly absorbing book that is at once a record of destruction, […]

Book: Britain’s Lost Cities

Posted By admin / February 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

The destruction meted out on Britain’s city centres during the twentieth century, by the combined efforts of the Luftwaffe and city-planners, is legendary. Medieval churches, Tudor alleyways, Georgian terraces and Victorian theaters, many vanished for ever, to be replaced by a gruesome landscape of concrete office-blocks and characterless shopping malls. Now, for the first time, […]

Six Reasons NOT to rebuild the Euston Arch

Posted By admin / January 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

From The Londonist, 20 MARCH 2014 The latest plans to build High Speed 2 and redevelop Euston Station contain a headline-grabbing detail: a rebuilt Euston Arch. The early-Victorian landmark was famously destroyed in the 1960s despite a fierce campaign from national treasures like John Betjeman. Now it could be rebuilt, using the original stones. Press and public attention has […]

Rebuilding the Euston Arch - BBC1 from James Cameron on Vimeo.

Rebuilding the Euston Arch

Posted By admin / January 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

Dan Cruickshank continues his quest to rebuild the Euston Arch, the great Victorian monument to the the dawn of railway age at Euston Station that was demolished in the 1960s.