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Secrets

1. London Spy
Guidebooks to London are aplenty – but how many of them tell you how to navigate all the city’s “vanities and vices”?

 


1: Mrs A-Z

An A-Z might seem antiquated today but in 1936, when the concept was invented and London’s first one was printed, it was as revolutionary as Google Maps. Instead of a huge Ordnance Survey sheet, it was in book form and had an index of street names. 

 

Our regular page revealing a trio of lesser- known stories from EC1.

 

Check out our regular page revealing a trio of lesser- known stories from EC1.

 

Our regular page revealing a trio of lesser- known stories from EC1.

 

Our regular page revealing a trio of lesser- known stories from EC1.

 

1. PATSY ADAMS
Last issue, we reported on gangster film The Hatton Garden Job, based on EC1’s deposit- box heist. It’s reported that the notorious Adams family was involved – brothers Terry (the boss), Tommy and Patrick, who are all now, like the heist gang, senior citizens.

 

1. LORD ROSEBERY
Who was Rosebery, of Rosebery (just one “r”, of course) Avenue fame? Quite an interesting character, it turns out. 

 

Our regular page revealing a trio of lesser- known stories from EC1.

 

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