A Dockers Life

Many of the jobs created in London’s docks during the 19th century were badly paid. Others were seasonal or casual, which meant that people were only paid when work was available.

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Who was Mithras?

Mithraism was a mystery religion centred on the god Mithras. It was practised in the Roman Empire from the 1st to the 4th century CE.

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Police Posts!

Walking around the City of London, you might notice some light blue painted Police telephone posts.

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What is a ‘Davy Descender’?

Upon visiting Handel’s House Museum/Hendrix’s flat in London last Saturday, I noticed an odd looking object on the wall in the corner of Jimi Hendrix’s bedroom.

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Stonemason Marks

Look closely at the walls of many medieval churches and, if the light is right, carefully inscribed marks can be seen.

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How deep is the River Thames?

The Thames depth varies along its route, at its source, at low tide its about 11 metres, at Woolwich its about 6.5 metres and at London Bridge its about 1.8 metres.

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The name’s Dee, John Dee 007!

The name’s Dee, John Dee, 007! This doesn’t sound as convincing as the name’s Bond, James Bond, but the origins of James Bond’s 007 code number goes back over 400 years!

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All chained up!

Have you have seen the chains that loop along the Thames foreshore wall (river side) in central London?

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