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March down the Strand, 20th October 2010

March down the Strand, 20th October 2010
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Petrolheads and airheads

The future has come to the Strand, in the form of a beautiful machine – the Bloodhound. Currently filling the front window of Coutts Bank with its pointy-nosed enquiry into what sort of world might make use of it, this gleaming blur of potential encapsulates an ambition: to reach a speed of 1,000 mph and set a new World Land ...
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Bloodhound 1

Bloodhound 1 by Clare Brant
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My name is Ozymandius, King of Kings, look on my works ye mighty and despair!

Vultures waiting for the garden to die: I remember taking this photograph, looking at the crane and the sign advertising office space, and thinking they were like vultures gazing down greedily on the last struggles of the community garden as it faced eviction from the site. Community garden on the Odhams Press site 1979: There was so much life in this garden. ...
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Strand Palace Hotel Foyer 1930 - 31

Building construction and demolition Strand Palace Hotel Foyer 1930 – 31

Strand Palace Hotel Foyer 1930 - 31 Few Art Deco buildings were more glamorous than the luxury hotel. In England, Claridges, the Savoy and the brand new Dorchester all had sumptuous Art Deco interiors. But Oliver P. Bernard's designs for the Strand Palace made this one of the most celebrated hotel interiors in London. Bernard had worked as a set-designer ...
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Exeter ‘Change

Originally submitted by Chris Kenyon Jones A shopping mall - with a zoo upstairs - once occupied what is now the site of the Strand Palace Hotel. The Exeter Exchange (or ‘Exeter ’Change’) was originally built in the late 17th century to house a collection of small shops at ground level. From the 1770s to the 1820s it became famous ...
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