Category Transportation

London Bridge has moved away

Many bridges crossed the River Thames by the end of the 18th century, it was apparent that London Bridge — by then over 600 years old — needed to be replaced. It was narrow and decrepit, and blocked river traffic. As a result, in 1799, a competition for designs to replace the bridge was held. […]

The Great Train Robbery of May 1855

The London Evening Standard of Tuesday 22nd May 1855 carried the following story under the headline: The Bullion Robbery: ‘The robbery which, according to yesterday’s papers, took place on the way from London to Paris, was evidently perpetrated by persons who were acquainted with the extent and mode of the consignments. The gold in bars […]