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LINKS

PLAYING BINGO – UK BINGO NEWS, ARCHIVE, GUIDE & REVIEWS

a place for fans of UK bingo, both online and on the high street. There’s tons of great info about the game and its history, information on clubs, online bingo sites and much more. Pick a chair, get your tickets out, and enjoy the site.

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THE ARTHUR LLOYD THEATRE and MUSICAL SITE

This site contains over 2,300 pages of information and over 8,500 archive imagines on the history of Theatre and Music Hall in the U.K.

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GEOFF BANNISTER’S WEBSITES

A fascinating site that includes photographs of Exmoor and a series of photographs and information on trams (from the UK and abroad), buses, trains, trams and trolleybuses at his TRANSPORT OF DELIGHT

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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN MEMORIAL

On 3 March 1943 a crowd of people entered Bethnal Green tube station which was used at the time as an air-raid shelter. After the searchlights went on and an anti-aircraft battery a few hundred yards away in Victoria Park launched a salvo of a new type of anti-aircraft rockets the crowd surged forward. Someone tripped on the stairs causing many others to fall. 300 people were crushed into the stairwell within a few seconds, 173 of them died and over 90 were injured. The worst civilian disaster of the 2nd World War.

Help us complete the Memorial

Donations may be made at the website

You may also read about the Bethnal Green Underground Disaster at my other website,

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EAST END MEMORIES

One thought on “LINKS

  1. Penny

    How lovely it was to find your website! For years I’ve tried to find information about Dawsons department store. I was born at St Bartholomews hospital in 1957 so am a true cockney and spent until 1989 living in various parts of Islington.

    Dawsons has special memories for me, I remember my Mother taking me there and visiting the toy department, your description of the lifts suddenly brought the memories flooding back! I seem to recall that there was a passage that joined one area to another, as a child I found it fascinating but I can’t recall which areas it joined.

    I also remember the payment system, I was mesmorised by it!

    The ironic thing is that when I was looking for work I walked past the building that was Dawsons and saw that it had become an insurance company, as I needed a job I applied for a junior post there and got it! I was to spend 12 years there. Prior to that I worked further down the road at 145 City Road which again was an insurance company.

    It was great to see the pictures of the now mainly defunct department stores, again they bring back happy memories of shopping trips with my Mum, I couldn’t see Bourne and Hollingsworth which was also in Oxford Street and had many changes before finally closing.

    These days I’m an Essex girl, Working and living in London was not for me.

    Thanks for the memories!

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