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SUMMARY The Tunnel Through Time READ The Tunnel Through Time î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gillian Tindall It is the largest building project in Europe today buried deep beneath the city of London The great scheme for Crossrail offering high speed links across the capital has been a dream on planners’ desks for decades but construction is now well under way with tunnelling and earth shifting machines moving slowly but inexorably like underground monsters from separate directions to their final meeting point. Years ago if walking north from Charing Cross I would generally go up StMartin s Lane and then in to Monmouth Street past the memorial from the Dutch ueen or maybe her government thanking Britain for the hospitality extended during the war then on the right hand side of Monmouth street there was an undertakers by convention undertakers don t display their coffins in the shop window this one instead had a map of eighteenth century London in the window a subtle Momento Mori bearing witness to various deceased fields and villages long since gobbled up by the greedy growing metropolis Any how that undertaker s is gone now replaced by a shop or probably a boutiue selling expensive clothes but the improbable Ships chandler s is still there further up the road on the corner ideally situated if you happen to be wandering through central London in need of replacing the rigging on your boat If those street names mean nothing to you then this book will very probably not interest you at allI picked up this book with the expectation that it would be a middle of the road ok kind of book so in Goodreads terms about 26 stars and that is what it turned out to be Hooray Low expectations metThe Crossrail project is the inspiration behind this book which rambles forwards and backwards from Tottenham Court Road to Farringdon to Bishopsgate and Stepney Tindall discusses the history and development of each of these parts of modern central London all of which in the near future will be the site of newly opened and functioning CrossrailElizabeth Line stations This is a slightly curious project because the Crossrail project will run from Reading to Romford so the book only focuses on the very central underground portion of the line Paddington is hardly mentioned for the reason that apparently it hardly existed before the Great Western Terminus was built there Tindall tells us that she will not write about Stepney because she could write a book about it by itself but then she writes about it anyway She draws heavily on the Elizabethan John Stow and other antiuarian writers to create pictures of London life as far back as the Middle ages when Moorfields for instance was a marshy field rich with bird life another nice point was that condemned persons being taken to Tyburn going west Tindall tells us was a euphemism for death would stop at the church of StGiles where they had the right of receiving a bowl of ale view spoiler other drinks are available but not to the condemned in old London hide spoiler The Old Man Who Loved Cheese under way with tunnelling and earth shifting machines moving slowly but inexorably like Doll 87th Precinct #20 underground monsters from separate directions to their final meeting point. 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SUMMARY The Tunnel Through Time

The Tunnel Through Time

SUMMARY The Tunnel Through Time READ The Tunnel Through Time î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gillian Tindall As evidence of the line surfaces behind screens in the heart of London spectators get to gaze down into immense holes where thousands of engineers are at workFocussing in on key Crossrail stations – Stepney Whitechapel Liverpool Street Farringdon Tottenham Court Road alias St Giles in the Fields and the route along Oxford Street alias the Way to Oxford and also Tyburn Gillian Tindall traces the route. 710 an interesting read with many of the streets mentioned being very familiar to me on my trots around London

DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gillian Tindall

SUMMARY The Tunnel Through Time READ The Tunnel Through Time î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gillian Tindall Of the new line including the thrilling archaeological obstacles it encounters to reveal the city’s history through the events buildings and lives of the Londoners who have witnessed change across the centuries Crossrail is just the latest audacious scheme to have visited the ancient sites of London over hundreds of years – and Gillian Tindall is the perfect writer to describe this major transformati. Enjoyed this book albeit it jumped around a bit from area to area


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  1. says: PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time

    PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time Years ago if walking north from Charing Cross I would generally go up StMartin's Lane and then in to Monmouth Street past the memorial from the Dutch ueen or maybe her government thanking Britain for the hospitality extended during the war then on the right hand side of Monmouth street there was an undertakers by convention undertakers don't display their coffins in the shop window this one instead had a map of eighteenth century London in

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    PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gillian Tindall Gillian Tindall ✓ 6 READ Perfectly enjoyable but intensely forgettable in similar fashion to the one about the house by the Thames my only memory of which now is that a film actor lived there in the thirties The Crossrail dimension is a little bit of an excuse but it

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    PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gillian Tindall SUMMARY The Tunnel Through Time Generally a good read with some interesting and enjoyable vignettes of London history Rather a lot about the village of St Giles and sundry graveyards while there is not enough flesh on the bones of other parts It

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    DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gillian Tindall PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time I hoped for details of what had actually been excavated However it was uite interesting to read about life in London in previous times although there was such a lot about certain areas like St Giles which felt rather like TMI

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    SUMMARY The Tunnel Through Time PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time Gillian Tindall ✓ 6 READ Scrapped three stars as some of the stuff was interesting However jumped around too much so I seldom felt like I knew where or when

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    DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gillian Tindall Gillian Tindall ✓ 6 READ PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time 710 an interesting read with many of the streets mentioned being very familiar to me on my trots around London

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    PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gillian Tindall SUMMARY The Tunnel Through Time Interesting rather than gripping book which uses Crossrail to talk about little pockets of the city specifically St Giles and Stepney For anyone with even a passing interest in London history

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    PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time Enjoyed this book albeit it jumped around a bit from area to area

  9. says: PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time

    PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time It was a nice read about the history of some of the places the crossrail is going through Some of the place described where places i am not familiar with a were of lesser interest to me

  10. says: PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gillian Tindall Gillian Tindall ✓ 6 READ

    PDF READ The Tunnel Through Time Very interesting a book to dip into

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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Tunnel Through Time
  • Gillian Tindall
  • English
  • 10 October 2020
  • 9780701188658