Category Archives: Tales From the Terminals

My next book….

I’m very pleased to announce that I recently secured a deal with the Crowood Press for my second book: a history of Waterloo station.

Waterloo station in the 1960s by Terence Cuneo

Due to the amount of writing and research this project will require, it is likely that my posts here will become less frequent over the next few months.

But please, fear not; I have not forgotten this site!

In the meantime, please click below to view a short, quirky film called ‘Rush Hour‘ which was made at Waterloo station in 1970:


Introducing the View From the Mirror Archive- a new contents page

To date, I’ve written and posted over 270 articles on this site.

Due to the nature of blogging software these posts get pushed further and further back as time progresses meaning it can be tricky to discover older content.

To overcome this problem I’ve developed a new contents page where links and brief descriptions of every single article can be found.

Please click here or on the link in the menu bar above to access…


Glimpse of the Past: Pete at Broad Street 1972

This gloriously sharp- and very nostalgic image- was sent in by friends of the site, Brian and Pete and shows Pete standing on a platform at the now long-lost Broad Street station in 1972

Pete at Broad Street, 1972. Copyright Brian Henson.

Pete at Broad Street, 1972. Copyright Brian Henson.

Broad Street was a railway terminal which was located directly beside Liverpool Street station and served The City from 1865 until it’s closure and demolition in 1986. The area today is now covered by the large Broadgate office and leisure complex.

If you’d like to learn more about Broad Street please click here for an article which I previously wrote about the old terminal.

Many thanks to Brian Henson for his kind permission in allowing the use of this picture.