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London Oddities

London, England
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London Oddities

Whilst clearing out some of my links in my favorites, I came across this;

http://knowledgeoflondon.com/odds.html

It has some nice picture's and show's the front and back of the false house on Leinster Terrace, mentioned on here recently. The pub section has some nice pictures and the curiosities section too.

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1. Re: London Oddities

Thanks, lara -- all sorts of interesting things there.

Reading/London UK
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2. Re: London Oddities

cool site, I didn't know the trains to Farringdon were the first tube.

I do that journey twice a day, and they were more reliable in the 19th century!

Florida
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3. Re: London Oddities

Thanks, lara. I'm forwarding this site to my son, who is something of an oddity himself. He'll love it.

Calgary, Canada
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4. Re: London Oddities

Lara ~> I was afraid that I would see my own picture as one of the oddities.

Those are pretty interesting. Little things you don't know. So much hidden history that hasn't really received it's rightful place. Thankful to people that do this research so we can know these things.

Londinium born and...
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(Lady) Lucinda Lambton is a great resource for oddities in Britain. I have one of her books and the stuff on London is fascinating. This one in fact:

amazon.co.uk/exec/…203-8104663-9045565

If anyone comes across any of her books then check them out. I think because she's a 'Lady' it helps her to get access to places that we ordinary 'Joe Bloggs' wouldn't.

Seattle
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6. Re: London Oddities

Lara, thanks for the link. I liked the windmill in Brixton.

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Maybe it's my warped sense of humour, but I liked the story about the stingy ferry man at Southwark Cathredral.

Thanks for the link Lara, there are some very interesting stories on there.

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8. Re: London Oddities

I love "oddities." Thanks.

xyz

London, England
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9. Re: London Oddities

Glad you all liked the snippet's and pic's....Mick, I must admit, I'm with you on the Southwark Cathredral tale....don't try that at home folk's ;)

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Thanks Lara - great website. Here, we just had a post with Henneth, Avian, Emparr and myself talking about William Franklin and the fact there are 2 St. Pancras churches in London. Oddity #1 St.Pancras! I'll have to check on the false houses. Used to that visiting movie studios.

One of all time favorite shows here Candid Camera used to run gags and jokes. One was they set up a temporary building, had people come to the building looking for a job. They would send them on an errand to bring something back to the building. While the person was gone, they took the building down!

The reactions and the looks on the persons' faces were priceless. Great show.