• Epping Ongar and Bluebell heritage railways to restart trains

    Epping Ongar and Bluebell heritage railways to restart trains
    Two of London’s local heritage railways have confirmed that they will be able to reopen, with some limitations, from the middle of May.
    (c) Bluebell Railway
    The Epping Ongar Railway, which runs along a disused part of the London Underground’s Central line plans to reopen from Saturday 22nd May.
    Due to continuing engineering work, the initial service will be formed of a heritage diesel multiple units operating between North Weald and Ongar, although they expect a steam service to be o
  • Book Review – Royal Greenwich: A History in Kings and Queens

    Book Review – Royal Greenwich: A History in Kings and Queens
    A new book takes an unusual look at how the history of the various palaces and buildings in Greenwich Park have been affected over the centuries by the attentions and inattentions of monarchs.
    (c) Royal Museums Greenwich
    Most books about the history of a building or estate will, of necessity often be chronological, but usually divided into specific periods of time based on what happened to the building.
    This book, by Greenwich Curator Emeritus, Pieter van der Merwe, breaks the history down into

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