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Flat out

One of the problems with being a historian is that every time you see the phrase ‘revolutionary thinking’ there’s a jaded sounding little voice in your head that sarcastically says really? So when the Londonist opened an article with the … Continue reading

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How to solve a problem like the rush hour

Rush hour. For some it’s an 80’s classic by Jane Wiedlin featuring a bizarre array of dolphins for no apparent reason. For others it’s Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker belting their way through two fun action comedies. Also a third action comedy … Continue reading

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On strike

‘DAY OF TRAFFIC CHAOS’ printed The Times, before explaining that ‘extreme dislocation’ was the likely outcome of the Underground strike. For Londoners trying to get to work during the current tube strike, ‘extreme dislocation’ is apparently underway, but The Times … Continue reading

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Rush hour, gardening, and women.

In the aftermath of the Great War London’s public transport was in a crisis. Infrastructure had been run down, locomotives and buses had been sent to France, and passenger numbers had soared. In 1918 the Underground Electric Railways Company, which … Continue reading

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