The BBC have a couple of short profiles of St Mary’s station up on their website. The station featured in last night’s episode of The London Nobody Knows (which can be found on iPlayer here) and there is also a short video up of a station visit here. St Mary’s was originally both a District and East London Line station which permanently closed in 1938 when Aldgate East gained a more easterly entrance. It had a brief rebirth as an air raid shelter during the Second World War, ...
The lifts were removed from Notting Hill Gate station when it was redeveloped at the end of the 1950s. The old passage to the lifts themselves, however, still exists (although it is now not accessible to the public). The passage has remained untouched since that closure and, as the pictures below show, now presents an interesting snapshot of some of the advertising that graced the station towards the end of that decade. All of these pictures are courtesy of London Underground. Several more can ...
The station at Rotherhithe The information office Heading down the escalators The brickwork on the shaft at Rotherhithe Rotherhithe at platform level The platforms Looking into the tunnel from Rotherhithe Into the tunnel An example of an original, unrestored arch just beyond Rotherhithe station A restored example of the above The original roofwork in all its glory… …and closer up The roof has been restored, where necessary Looking back towards Rotherhithe Signage as you move towards ...
The London Transport Museum have put a small selection of their film collection online. In their own words: These initial films offer a selection of time periods covering 1910 to 1970, including the classic British Transport Films ‘All that mighty heart’, along with a lesser-known gem ‘Our Canteens’ Unfortunately it appears that they aren’t allowing them to be embedded on external websites at the moment, so below you’ll find direct links to each, along with ...
When the architecture of the Underground is discussed, it is nearly always to the work of Charles Holden that comment turns. The reasoning for this, of course, is obvious. In the likes of Gants Hill, Arnos Grove and 55 Broadway, Holden left an architectural legacy that few other 20th Century figures could match. Holden’s legacy, however, often serves to distract from the work of another young architect roughly ten years before him. A man who would arguably do more to define the public ...
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