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from the Guardian

Tunnel vision: a history of the London tube map

Tube maps have been part of London life since the birth of the Underground in 1863. Here is a pocket map from 1908.

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And then he said: "I can walk through all these doors - right into the wall. Great, huh?"

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from William Chasterson

Notes from underground

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Fall of the Leaf; by Walter E Spradbery, 1933. Just as leisure travel into the areas beyond central London was promoted to increase revenue during off-peak periods, commuters were encouraged to live further out from the city in the new suburbs for commercial reasons. Posters advertising days out by Tube, bus or tram were prominently displayed at station entrances and on the vehicles themselves, reminding travellers of the natural wonders that lay in store outside of city limits.

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"'The Hole in the Road' became part of Sheffield folklore from its construction in 1967 to its demolition in 1994. Its 27 year history saw it as memorable facet of the city for a variety of reasons that merged together in a loose fashion. As a 'residual jungle', the inclusion of a large and solitary fish tank was part of the allure of the underground structure."

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Glow flies in the under-chamber - repinned by Stratostory.com

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