The former Bryant and May match factory in Bow, East London, home of the famous 1888 Match Girl's strike is now a residential development known as the Bow Quarter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bryant and May Factory, Bow"
Sir Charles Reed ( 1819– 1881) was a British politician who served as Member of Parliament for Hackney and St Ives), Chairman of the London School Board, Director and Trustee of the original Abney Park Cemetery Company, Chairman of the Bunhill Fields Preservation Committee, associate of George Peabody, and ran a successful commercial typefounding business in London. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and was knighted by the Queen at Windsor Castle in 1874. As a past-time he collected autographed letters and keys. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Reed"
The Chelsea porcelain factory (established around 1743) is thought to be the first in England. It made soft-paste porcelain that was aimed to the aristocratic market. The factory history can be divided into four main periods: ...more on Wikipedia about "Chelsea porcelain factory"
Christ's Hospital (also popularly known as the Blue-coat School) is a school which is now in Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom, and was formerly in London. ...more on Wikipedia about "Christ's Hospital"
The City and Guilds of London Institute was founded by the London Livery Companies for the purpose of training craftsmen and engineers in 1878. ...more on Wikipedia about "City and Guilds of London Institute"
During the Cold War every London Borough was obliged to have a Civil Defence centre. These were controversial structures as it was widely believed that planning for the aftermath of nuclear war was both expensive and pointless. ...more on Wikipedia about "Civil defence centres in London"
The Clapham Sect was an influential group of like-minded social reformers in England at the beginning of the nineteenth century (active c. 1790 - 1830). ...more on Wikipedia about "Clapham Sect"
Clitterhouse is an area in the district of London Borough of Barnet between Cricklewood and Brent Cross. ( or street map showing the name . On the Ordnance Survey map of 1873-1874: or .) ...more on Wikipedia about "Clitterhouse"
Colney Hatch is a district of the London Borough of Barnet in London, England. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colney Hatch"
Coulsdon and Purley Urban District was a local government district of Surrey from 1915 to 1965. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coulsdon and Purley Urban District"
Croydon was a local government district of Surrey from 1883 to 1965. ...more on Wikipedia about "County Borough of Croydon"
East Ham was a local government district in the far south west of Essex from 1894 to 1965. It was immediately north of the River Thames. ...more on Wikipedia about "County Borough of East Ham"
West Ham was a borough in the far south west of Essex from 1886 to 1965. It was immediately north of the River Thames and east of the River Lee. ...more on Wikipedia about "County Borough of West Ham"
County Hall is a building in Lambeth, London, that was the headquarters of London County Council and later the Greater London Council (GLC). Today County Hall is the site of businesses and attractions, including Saatchi Gallery, Dali Universe and the London Aquarium, as well as two hotels and several restaurants. Other parts of the building have been converted into flats. The London Eye is nearby. ...more on Wikipedia about "County Hall, London"
The County of London Plan was prepared for the London County Council by J. H. Forshaw and Patrick Abercrombie in 1943. ...more on Wikipedia about "County of London Plan"
Crayford was a local government district in north west Kent from 1920 to 1965 around the town of Crayford. ...more on Wikipedia about "Crayford Urban District"
Cremorne Gardens was formerly a popular resort by the side of the Thames in Chelsea, London, England. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cremorne Gardens, London"
The Croydon Canal ran 9.5 miles (15 k m) from Croydon via Forest Hill to the Grand Surrey Canal at New Cross in south London. ...more on Wikipedia about "Croydon Canal"
Croydon Rural District was a rural district in north east Surrey from 1894 to 1915. It was created by the Local Government Act 1894 and replaced the Croydon Rural Sanitary District. The district surrounded the Municipal Borough of Croydon (Croydon County Borough from 1899) to the south, east and west. ...more on Wikipedia about "Croydon Rural District"
Deal porters were a specialist group of workers in London's docks. They handled baulks of softwood or "deal", stacking them up to 60 feet (18 m) high in quayside warehouses. This was a demanding and dangerous job. It required physical strength, dexterity and a head for heights, to such an extent that they were nicknamed "Blondins" after the famous acrobat. Deal porters wore special leather headgear with long "aprons" over their shoulders in order to protect their heads and necks from wooden splinters. ...more on Wikipedia about "Deal porter"
[This article refers to London fires predating the fire of 1666. For this fire, see Great Fire of London.] ...more on Wikipedia about "Early fires of London" www.shortopedia.com rocks.
East Barnet was a local government district in south Hertfordshire from 1894 to 1965 around the town of East Barnet. It included the civil parishes of East Barnet, Barnet Vale and Monken Hadley. ...more on Wikipedia about "East Barnet Urban District"
Elizabeth Canning ( 1735- 1773) was an Englishwoman who claimed that she had been abducted and her kidnappers tried to force her to become a prostitute. She ended up being convicted for perjury. ...more on Wikipedia about "Elizabeth Canning"
The Festival of Britain was a national exhibition which opened in London and around Britain in May 1951. The principal exhibition site was on the south bank of the Thames next to Waterloo station but other exhibitions were held in Poplar, London, east London (Architecture), South Kensington (Science), Glasgow (Industrial Power) as well travelling exhibitions that toured the country by land and sea. At that time, shortly after the end of World War II, much of London was in ruins and redevelopment was badly needed. The Festival was an attempt to give Britons a feeling of recovery and progress and promote better quality of design in the rebuilding of British towns and cities following the war. The Festival also celebrated the centenary of the 1851 Great Exhibition. It was the brainchild of the Labour Deputy Leader Herbert Morrison who described it as "a tonic for the Nation". ...more on Wikipedia about "Festival of Britain"
A Fleet Marriage is the best-known example of an irregular or a clandestine marriage taking place in England before 1753. It was one which took place in London's Fleet Prison during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fleet Marriage"
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