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King's College Strand Building Under Construction (completed 1972)

King's College Strand Building Under Construction (completed 1972) © King's College London Archives
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Odhams Walk

The Academy for Sustainable Communities has produced a video about the history of Odham's Walk. Click on 'video' to view it.
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Ford Madox Ford on the Strand in the nineteenth century

The Strand figures twice in Ford Madox Ford’s reminiscences about his pre-Raphaelite relations, Ancient Lights (London: Chapman and Hall, 1911). First in this passage which is revealing about the different experiences of place in different generations: I was talking the other day to a woman of position when she told me that her daughters were immeasurably freer than she had ...
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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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