Morning light, early autumn. Before becoming part of King's College London, this building was known as Aldwych Chambers; this floor was occupied at one time by the stamp merchant Bridger & Kay - the fixing-points for the letters of their name can be seen along the architrave at the top of the photo. It's a good balcony for watching processions and demos from.
This is my sister, Kate, eating ice cream (or is it yoghurt?) on a September day in 1982. This was a few years before I was born, but it's evocative of my own childhood memories of the Strand.
Dr. Jones, who has worked on the Strand for more than twenty years, tells stories of people and animals on this street in the past and nowadays.
Shops, seasons, buildings, sounds....
Everything special about Strand in Professor Brant's memory.
This image is evocative of an Alfred Hitchcock tension laden film frame, with the predatory pigeons lurking above in the tree branches above the people on the ground. Read more »
Self described ‘war baby’ Judith Herrin was born in 1942 and lost her father, who was serving in the Air Force, a year later. Her mother, a general practitioner, never remarried. Regardless, Judith remembers a happy childhood and had a very close relationship with her mother, who took her on many holidays to places like Scotland and France. These trips, frequently including forays to ancient castles and other iconic sites, were partly responsible for Judith deciding to become a historian. While studying in Cambridge, the Byzantine era in particular caught her attention. Read more »