133. Royal Festival Hall's Organ
London History
by londonguidedwalks.co.uk
4M ago
In our forthcoming podcast episode, we're joined by the distinguished James McVinnie to delve into the fascinating world of organ music, marking the 70th anniversary of the Royal Festival Hall organ. McVinnie will discuss the instrument's significant historical impact and its role in the evolution of organ music in London and further afield. We'll explore how the organ, conceived in the post-war era, reflects the cultural shifts of its time through the vision of Ralph Downes. Our guest is James McVinnie, known for his broad repertoire that ranges from early organ music to contemporary composi ..read more
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132. Suffragette or Suffragist - what would you have been?
London History
by londonguidedwalks.co.uk
4M ago
In today's episode, we're journeying back to the turn of the 20th century, to a time when the streets of London and beyond were stages for one of the most significant campaigns in the fight for women's rights: the battle for the right to vote. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/londonguidedwalks/message ..read more
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131. Endell Street Military Hospital
London History
by londonguidedwalks.co.uk
4M ago
Welcome to our exploration of one of London's most extraordinary chapters from the First World War: the story of Endell Street Military Hospital, a groundbreaking institution that was not only at the forefront of medical innovation but also a testament to the indomitable spirit and resilience of women. Founded in 1915, amidst the chaos of a world at war, Endell Street stood out for being entirely run by women, from its surgeons to its orderlies. This was at a time when the medical profession was almost exclusively male-dominated, making the hospital a radical experiment in both medicine and ge ..read more
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130. Mudlarking Finds from Stuart London
London History
by londonguidedwalks.co.uk
5M ago
Join us as we journey through time with seasoned Mudlarker Anna Borzello, uncovering the stories embedded in the mud of the Thames and celebrating the enduring legacy of London's past inhabitants. Through her discoveries, we are reminded of the power of material culture to bridge the gap between past and present, offering us an intimate glimpse into the lives of those who walked the streets of London centuries ago. In our conversation with Anna Borzello, we will delve into the significance of these finds and explore how mudlarking serves as a unique form of historical investigation, connecting ..read more
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129. 2 Temple Place
London History
by londonguidedwalks.co.uk
5M ago
In this captivating podcast episode, Hazel Baker and guest Maggie Coates take listeners on a journey through the hidden gem of Two Temple Place.  Maggie Coates, a Camden tour guide and a volunteer at Two Temple Place, shares insights into its Victorian origins and its owner, William Waldorf Astor. Astor's vision for the building, nestled among larger structures near Middle Temple, reflects both secrecy and security, evident in features such as a basement vault and strong rooms. Listeners gain insight into the meticulous preservation efforts undertaken by successive custodians, ensuring th ..read more
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128. St James's Palace
London History
by londonguidedwalks.co.uk
5M ago
Nestled in the heart of London, St. James's Palace is a place of profound historical significance, where centuries of tradition, grandeur, and intrigue have woven a rich tapestry. As we venture within its hallowed halls and uncover its hidden secrets, we will unravel the captivating history that has unfolded within these venerable walls. Join us for the latest fact-filled episode. Listen now>> --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/londonguidedwalks/message ..read more
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127. Archie's Journey Through Dickens' London
London History
by londonguidedwalks.co.uk
5M ago
In this episode, we're diving into the bustling, fog-laden streets of Victorian London, a city of stark contrasts and enduring charm, as portrayed in the timeless works of Charles Dickens. Our story centers around Archie, a young orphan navigating the complexities of life in 1843 London – a city that, much like the characters in Dickens' novels, is filled with both hardship and hope. As we follow Archie's journey, we'll explore the sights, sounds, and social fabric of a city in the throes of the Industrial Revolution and grapple with the same societal issues that inspired Dickens' most famous ..read more
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127 Archie's Journey Through Dickens' London
London History
by londonguidedwalks.co.uk
7M ago
In this episode, we're diving into the bustling, fog-laden streets of Victorian London, a city of stark contrasts and enduring charm, as portrayed in the timeless works of Charles Dickens. Our story centers around Archie, a young orphan navigating the complexities of life in 1843 London – a city that, much like the characters in Dickens' novels, is filled with both hardship and hope. As we follow Archie's journey, we'll explore the sights, sounds, and social fabric of a city in the throes of the Industrial Revolution and grapple with the same societal issues that inspired Dickens' most famous ..read more
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126. Transatlantic Slave Trade and London
London History
by londonguidedwalks.co.uk
8M ago
Join us as we embark on a thought-provoking journey through the pages of London's history, exploring the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the role that London played. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/londonguidedwalks/message ..read more
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125. Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley in the Tower of London
London History
by londonguidedwalks.co.uk
8M ago
Welcome to Episode 125 of the London History Podcast, where we continue to unravel the rich and complex tapestry of London's past. Today, we delve into a chapter that's as intriguing as it is steeped in mystery and speculation — the intertwined stories of Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, set against the imposing backdrop of the Tower of London. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/londonguidedwalks/message ..read more
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