Temporary portable harbours developed by the United Kingdom in World War II, for the rapid offloading of vehicles onto beaches. They were used mainly during the Normandy landings in June 1944. Desi...
Place, Armed Forces
Founded by George Aldrich. It moved to Headley, Hampshire in 1934. Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Charles, Prince of Wales are alumni. This photo shows Charles with fellow pupils.
A watch house was an early form of police station and prison. Criminals were held here temporarily.
The William Curtis Ecological Park was the United Kingdom's first urban ecology park. Max Nicholson and the Trust for Urban Ecology (created at the same time, by Nicholson) created it on a derelict...
Place, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture
A walking tour which includes people and places in the history of Penge. 2022: Most of the web links related to this are inaccessible. There's a Facebook page and this 2017 page.
Place, Community / Clubs
Ancient city of Mesopotamia (located mainly in modern-day Iraq). It dates from circa 3,800 B.C. The site is noted for its prominent ziggurat. It started to decline from around 550 BC and was no lon...
Place, Architecture, Iraq
Our image is an extract from Stanfords 1862-71 map of London. Albany Road is the main road about a third of the way down; St George's Church is at the lower left; the present-day Chumleigh Gardens ...
Place, Food & Drink, Gardens / Agriculture
Former community pump. See the plaque for its history.
Designed by James Brooks. Located at 217 - 223 Kingsland Road, E2, it is now the Christ Apostolic Church.
Claimed to be the first public building in South Norwood. When it opened there was little else here except for brickworks and farmland.
Place, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink