Just some utterly amazing photos of Victorian London!

The Ghosts of Old London. At the entrance to the Oxford Arms – the Society for Photographing the Relics of Old London was set up to save the Oxford Arms, yet it failed in the endeavour, preserving only this photographic record.

“A photograph of Charlotte Despard (1844-1939), speaking at an anti-fascist rally in Trafalgar Square, London, taken in June 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.

“Charlotte Despard was an English-born, later Irish-based suffragist, novelist, Sinn Féin activist, vegetarian and anti-vivisection advocate.” Picture taken by James Jarché

On this day 13th September, 1940 Buckingham Palace was bombed during the Blitz, on 16 separate occasions bombs were dropped on the palace, nine of which were direct hits ( Photo:Bomb damage outside Buckingham Palace, September 1940)

On this day September, 1940 Buckingham Palace was bombed during the Blitz, on 16 separate occasions bombs were dropped on the palace, nine of which were direct hits ( Photo:Bomb damage outside Buckingham Palace, September

Tearful goodbyes in Paddington station, London 1940s

goodbye (wartime terminus) people bid farewell to their loved ones at paddington station in london during world war ii, may © bert hardy.

London in the 1920's-penny for the guy by Warsaw1948, via Flickr, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes night was a big thing for British children, I can remember making a guy every year sitting outside the train station with friends asking 'penny for the Guy' the money you made would be spent on fireworks or pop which I  wasn't allowed only at Christmas, how times have changed!

London in the Penny for the Guy. On Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Night) children would make a 'Guy' and sit in the street asking passers by for a 'penny for the Guy'. The money they made would be spent on fireworks or pop (a special treat in those days!

St. Martin, Ludgate with St. Paul’s Cathedral, c. 1900 (via The Fogs & Smogs of Old London | Spitalfields Life)

Martin, Ludgate (also called St Martin within Ludgate) and St Paul’s Cathedral, 1900 (from The Fogs & Smogs of Old London - Spitalfields Life)

A gardener tending the vegetables growing in a moat at the Tower of London, June 1940.

Dig for victory: vegetable growing during WWII in pics

gardener tending the vegetables growing in a moat at the Tower of London, June 1940

Damage to St Paul’s cathedral during the blitz, 1940

collectivehistory: “Damage to St Paul’s cathedral during the blitz, 1940 (Source) ”

Ann Dodds, the first woman driver on London Underground, 6 October 1978.

Feminist Pics on

6 October Ann Dodds, London Underground's first woman driver, prepares to drive a train

Dorothy Bohm Petticoat Lane Market, East End, London 1960s

Dorothy Bohm Petticoat Lane Market, East End, London - Cockney 'pearly' King

A woman waters the vegetables on her allotment in Kensington Gardens, 1942

Victory Gardens for city dwellers with no soil of their own. Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer — Allotments in Kensington Gardens, London, all part of the ‘Dig for Victory’ scheme in

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