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

The Strand

This story has been kindly contributed by Gerald Collins. The Strand is the gateway to Temple Bar and the City boundary. Originally lined with palaces and mansions the only reminder being the street names i.e. Essex Street, Villiers Street. As a child in the early 1950’s my parents would take me to Lyons Corner House…
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St Mary Le Strand

In 1147 the site was occupied by the church of The Nativity Of Our Lady and the Innocents. This was demolished in 1549 to make way for Somerset House, Protector Somerset promised to rebuild it but never did so and for nearly 200 years the parishioners had used the Savoy Chapel. A maypole used to…
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The street of the definite article

The street of the definite article The strand. The one two the iambic chaos The rush through it, on it and under it The busy busy The buses the bridges the protests The lawyers the law courts the justice, The cafes, the authors The Dickens, the Thackery the Makepeace The temple inn The no children…
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Look right

One could walk on. Turn left. Go up. But, for some reason, one looks right. A sight perhaps seen previously, yet coated with a fresh aura. A reflection of the sparkles playing on the river’s surface? A visible echo of the unreachable water depths? The river’s report about the earth’s message to the sun? Movements…
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Aldwych 1910

This photograph of the Aldwych, before the building of Bush House, was found on the Partleton ‘In their Shoes’ website. 
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Crown and Anchor tavern

Can anyone tell me where the Crown and Anchor tavern used to be in the Strand? And point me to anywhere I can find out more about it please?
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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.

What is Strandlines?

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.

Contribute a strand

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.
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