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London on Film (DVD)
A unique collection of fascinating short films showing different aspects of life in London in the 1940s and 1950s.
Take a tour of the city in the early 50s, follow an East End family on their annual working holiday in Kent for the hop-picking; look back at the war years, when Londoners found themselves in the front line, and experience the joyful celebrations when it was finally over; enjoy a trip along the Thames in the mid 50s then go underground to see work in progress on the Dartford Tunnel, and last but not least, step back in time for a romantic view of bygone London.
Running time is 55 minutes
London Through Time (Paperback book)
Ranging from Somerset House to the Serpentine, Smithfield Market to Selfridges, Michael Foley leads us on a tour of London’s most popular landmarks.
He shows us that while much of the city is transformed decade-by-decade, London is rooted in its most persistent features. While White City would be unrecognisable to a time-travelling Edwardian, the great memorials, palaces and churches are definitive – and a century is nothing to the houses on Fleet Street that survived the Great Fire of 1666.
Obvious patterns emerge – while the traffic on the streets is increasingly relentless, the Thames, once clogged with trading ships, now tends towards the empty. And although the speed of new building work has only accelerated over the years, the twenty-first century pedestrian has a much greener – and arguably safer – journey ahead of her than those Edwardian predecessors.
London Through Time is the ideal companion for a leisurely ramble around one of the most diverse, most venerated cities on Earth.
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