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Layers of London

I'm pretty sure that Layers of London has been discussed before in this Forum, but the Washington Post had an article today that cited it along with some other useful links which I thought deserved a new mention. One of the links that accompanied the article described re-creating a cancelled trip due to the pandemic by using sources on YouTube. Not as good as being there, but still worthwhile.

Here is a link to the Post's article:
In London, looking backward to move forward

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Some people even think The Palace (Crystal Palace football club) can play football. Including my cousin.

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Be sure to explore the Post article: It provides several links including the Exposition of 1851 and a 3D interpretation of the Crystal Palace. ( The TV show "Victoria" gives life to the Crystal Palace.) I have been doing my genealogy and have several ancestors who were born in the City. Most are Tudor Era until the time of the Great Immigration to America in the 1600s. I'll see if I can get back that far on the Layers of London Maps. I love visualizations like this! Thanks Paul.

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Blue439

If he stays healthy. One player does not a club make. Ask Joe Root (different sport)

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It is easy to forget how industrial London was even 60 years ago let alone in the 19th century, and not just in the East End and docks. It wasn't known as 'The Smoke' for nothing. For example in and around Fulham was a brewery, a power station, a gasworks, and an oil terminal. All these now occupied by expensive housing complexes.

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I'm not chemophobic, but there are certain recently-constructed housing estates in London which I would never move into because of what used to be there and my doubts as to how effectively the soil really has been cleaned.