Strandlines

Lives on the Strand

PAST, PRESENT, AND CREATIVE

The narrative history of the Strand is being lovingly remastered for 2017.

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The Strandlines digital community

STRANDLINES EXPLORES ONE OF LONDON’S MOST FAMOUS STREETS, THE STRAND, AND ITS PAST AND PRESENT COMMUNITIES.

Strandlines Digital Community explores one of London’s most famous streets, the Strand, and its past and present communities.

This site is an archive from which experiences, memories and reflections about the local area can be retrieved; a gallery where photographs, drawings and films can be viewed.

But it is also a place where residents, workers and visitors can engage with one another by sharing stories and images.

Each contribution from a past or present Strand dweller adds a strand to the digital community, traversing a range of themes and places; reflecting upon the present and delving into the past.

A strand could be:

  • An anecdote about an incident that took place on the Strand recently, or many years ago.
  • A story about one of the Strand’s many lines: backstreets that connect the Strand with Covent Garden; the parallel line of the River Thames.
  • A photograph of a building on the Strand, or of someone who used to live or work in the locality.
  • An object found on or near the Strand.
Calendars of King's College London

King’s College London Calendars go online

King’s Archives have been digitising and publishing online King's College London Calendars, which describe life at the College from its opening in 1831. The calendars, which were published annually until ...
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Strand Lane: Getting into the Bath

There’s good news for anyone who has been frustrated by having to peer into the Strand Lane ‘Roman’ Bath through its often misted-up and damp-infested window.  Thanks to two recent ...
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Lord Nelson and the Strand

On a bright, cold afternoon at the end of January 2003 I made my way down the Strand towards Trafalgar Square in the company of American audio artist and playwright ...
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King’s College London Calendars go online

6 February 2017
King’s College London Calendars go online

King’s Archives have been digitising and publishing online King’s College London Calendars, which describe life at the College from its opening in 1831. The calendars, which were published annually until 1985, contain a wealth of information on King’s remarkable students and staff, listing names, academic courses, examination results and even student reading lists, prizes and

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Strand Lane: Getting into the Bath

1 February 2017
Strand Lane: Getting into the Bath

There’s good news for anyone who has been frustrated by having to peer into the Strand Lane ‘Roman’ Bath through its often misted-up and damp-infested window.  Thanks to two recent developments it is much easier than it used to be to get inside it, physically and virtually. Besides the appointments to view that you can

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Lord Nelson and the Strand

1 February 2017
Lord Nelson and the Strand

On a bright, cold afternoon at the end of January 2003 I made my way down the Strand towards Trafalgar Square in the company of American audio artist and playwright Gregory Whitehead and BBC radio producer Neil McCarthy. Ahead of us, high up on the column in Trafalgar Square and silhouetted against a clear blue

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“I sing of a world reshaped”: editing your local area; editing your story

29 January 2017

This was my second session leading the creative writing group at the Connection at St Martins. The previous week I met Judith Chernaik, who, with poets, has selected poems for display on London’s Underground. Over 300 poems have been displayed on the Tube since the ‘Poems on the Underground’ programme was launched in 1986. Judith

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Light hearted

21 March 2014

Today I walked down the Strand with two things under my arm: a loaf of artisan bread, destined to accompany weekend soup, and Paul Virilio’s book Lost Dimension. There was something pleasing in the conjunction: man does not live by bread alone; we need food for thought. The day holds significance for Strandlines because, after

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