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Candid Capital: London Routemaster

Classic London Routemaster

London Routemaster

A classic London Routemaster bus waiting at Trafalgar Square, September 2015. According to its registration number- RM909– this particular vehicle first hit the capital in November 1961, running the 141 route between Palmers Green and London Bridge Station. It later saw service in Glasgow, Sheffield and Ireland and is now used for afternoon tea tours.

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Glimpse of the past… John Lennon on Broadwick Street, 1966

John Lennon, Broadwick Street, November 1966

John Lennon, Broadwick Street, November 1966

36 years ago today, on the 8th December 1980, John Lennon was shot dead in New York. He was  just 40 years old. The image above was taken on the 27th November 1966 outside a public lavatory on Soho’s Broadwick Street, and shows John playing London’s swankiest toilet attendant in a sketch for the BBC comedy show, ‘Not Only But Also‘.

Candid Capital: Pearly King on Camera

Pearly King on Camera

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One of London’s famous Pearly Kings being interviewed at the Guildhall, September 2016

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