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Lost London 1870-1945

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With each discarded book, we thought of the imagination, magic, and knowledge lost forever to a garbage heap and we endeavored to find a better way. A spectacular collection of more than 500 of the best images from the former London County Council archive of photographs, which has been held by English Heritage for the past 25 years. A Michelin-starred pub, a bar beyond a blank blue door, a book club wired for massive sound, a green hill to behold the cityʼs skyline and a restaurant above the clouds. Constat amer des démolitions iniques de bâtiments qui auraient pu être sauvegardés pour nombre d'entre eux. It records for posterity the tragic loss of so many of London's wonderful buildings and irreplaceable architecture, uniquely illustrating the amazing exteriors and interiors that have regrettably disappeared over time, never to be seen again until now !

I was however absolutely appalled by the way it was packaged in what was no more than a two layer thick brown paper bag. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The 5 year expiry date on the Freedom Pass is the lifespan of the card chip, and is not how long someone is entitled to hold the pass for. Within the course of one night, Woody Harrelson finds himself in a misadventure in London that winds him up in jail. I actually collect old photographs myself, so the subject matter is naturally of interest to me, but this informative book also taught me an awful lot that I didn’t know about London in days gone by. The film was produced by Harrelson and Ken Kao of Waypoint Entertainment, while Fathom Events assisted in the live production.

Imagine today someone suggesting that the giant equestrian statue of The Duke of Wellington atop his arch should be removed.

In my opinion, this is easily the finest and most fascinating publication that I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Subjects: Architecture London History; Historic buildings England London; Lost architecture England London; Architecture England London History; Historic buildings England London; Lost architecture England London; Dwellings England London; Lost architecture; Historic buildings Conservation and restoration; London; Middlesex; Surrey. Edgington’s was a supplier of tents, awnings and sails, and included among its illustrious portfolio the flags for HMS Victory and tents for David Livingstone and Scott’s Antarctic expedition. This book is not an architectural textbook, this book is written for laypersons, you don't need to possess any advanced knowledge of architectural history or architectural styles to enjoy this book.

I came across this book in our public library, and picked it up because I’d recently been reading a number of books on London in the mid twentieth century. London was never controlled, its guide and layout of its streets was never part of one grand design. If you love London (or once did), or wondered what Dickens was really thinking of when he was writing, you will absolutely not be disappointed. Buildings that, unfortunately for some were later destroyed, disappearing buildings with beautiful painted halls and staircases, showing there were fundamental flaws in the legislations designed to protect important historic buildings and even ancient monuments.

The one that stands out most in my mind shows three boys from the East End, a notorious hotspot of crime and poverty, two of whom are so poor that they are barefoot.The slightest split or bend can affect the aerial and chip that runs through the card, stopping the pass from registering on card readers on public transport. And forgotten or overlooked heroes like the Tradescants, great voyaging horticulturalists of the 17th century, responsible for so much of London’s flora and buried in literally the first place I intend to go when the cafes reopen. In the latter case, the aesthetic value of the original mid-Victorian Columbia Market is absolutely a matter of personal taste, but to complain about the loss of its numerous, pointless gables and faux-Gothic architecture when they were replaced by much-needed homes for the ever-increasing London population seems too ivory tower for my taste. For the first time in my six decades in the city I strolled on the foreshore at high tide, near where my dad had played in the mud in the 1920s. this satisfyingly heavy book depicts a grimy, muddy city with spots of aristocratic grandeur, a city on the verge of transformation.

I've been self-employed since 2013, and although my writing work keeps me very busy, I love the freedom of being my own boss and I exploit it at every opportunity. I cannot recommend this book highly enough and speaking personally, I still find reading it a totally immersive and utterly engrossing experience. The book arrived in perfect condition, and is great for an informative review of an important portion of London's past. For instance, I had no idea that weatherboarded buildings were so common, nor that buildings in narrow streets often had mirrors mounted off them to reflect light into rooms – an ingenious way of combatting the gloom of narrow alleyways.There’s a puff on the book jacket from Dan Cruikshank who describes this book as “heartbreaking” and he is right. We have published a series of collectable cards with illustrations of these City of London Churches, both extant and lost. This endlessly absorbing book that is at once a record of destruction, a haunting collection of relics and a door into the past. Plaques to the Hanseatic League, bridge decorations only visible from below, strange unsuspected statues. It isn't only the lost buildings, it is the number of plates with clear, close images of the inhabitants of these worlds.

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