Routemaster Upstairs

On the top deck home from school, they tried to keep the lads on the bottom and girls up top, yeah right! We were in secondary school, not a chance!

Bus conductor nostalgia

My money journey – from gran’s shrewd savings to selling The Big Issue

Until the & early conductors, or clippies, were a common feature of many local bus services.

A small doss-house, c.1900

I reference Paternoster in SIS. Lodging (or 'Doss') House on Paternoster Row, London, Many of the poorest people had to sleep in such overcrowded common houses for about per night.

Carter's Hair Cutting Saloon, 17 Fleet Street, 1899. Gateway leads to Inner Temple, facade hides the original 17th C half timbered front which was subsequently restored.

Carter's Hair Cutting Saloon, 17 Fleet Street, Gateway leads to Inner Temple, facade hides the original C half timbered front which was subsequently restored.

Western entrance of Islington Tunnel with steam powered tug & boatmen waiting for their craft to emerge c1905

Caption: "Western entrance of Islington Tunnel with steam powered tug & boatmen waiting for their craft to emerge

Victorian London circa 1875: On the left, Scotland Yard, in the centre with horse drawn cabs outside is the Public Carriage Office. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images).

Victorian London circa On the left, Scotland Yard, in the centre with horse drawn cabs outside is the Public Carriage Office. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images).

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