Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names

Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names

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ISBN13: 9780750963039
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Who travelling through Totteridge and Whetstone is aware that the station got its name from the medieval soldiers who sharpened their swords at the whetstone before the bloody Battle of Barnet? Or that Canary Wharf was built for importing fruit from the Canary Islands? Or that Shepherd's Bush was previously known as Gagglegoose Green? The names of the 300 or so underground stations are part of everyday life for Londoners, but we hardly ever question their meanings or history. This entertaining book delves into their origins, ensuring you never view your journey beneath the city in the same way again.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 168
Item Height 14 mm
Item Width 126 mm
Item Weight 240 Gram
Product Dimensions 126 x 14 x 196
Publisher The History Press
Format Illustrated | 168

David Hilliam gave over 400 talks and wrote over 200 articles in local and national publications. His 18 books include the popular Kings, Queens, Bones and Bastards and Monarchs, Murders and Mistresses (The History Press)