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Hammersmith Bridge: Building Bridges

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Hammersmith Bridge: Building Bridges
Hammersmith Bridge is one of the most elegant on the Thames. It has also had a rather chequered history. The river crossing between Hammersmith and Barnes made history when, in October 1827, it became the site of one of the world’s earliest suspension bridges – and the first across the Thames.

The Chiswick Empire: Empire State of Mind

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The Chiswick Empire: Empire State of Mind
Remembering the magnificent Chiswick Empire, the High Road theatre that hosted the brightest stars of the entertainment world On Friday 6 September 1912 the Chiswick Times reported: ‘The Chiswick Empire was opened on Monday evening… The handsome building was gaily decorated with flags, festoons and flowers for the occasion. The...