Monday, 17 November 2014

London's 1914 Wonderground Underground Map

A charming article, and even better video, from the BBC casting back to London in 1914 preoccupied with the overcrowding on the Tube. Humour goes a long way in London.
I missed this the first time around but found via this post on the geographer-at-large blog which boasts the quote:
“Geography, sir, is ruinous in its effects on the lower classes. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are comparatively safe, but geography invariably leads to revolution.” (1879 testimony before a Select Committee of the House of Commons, London, England, regarding expenditures of the London School Board)

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