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Behold The World’s Largest Collection Of Magazines

“[James] Hyman’s collection now stands at around 150,000 editions of roughly 5,000 titles. They form the bulk of HYMAG, a dedicated magazine library housed in a former factory in Woolwich, south-east London. It’s an overwhelming sight. … It is not just the words that are important, Mr. Hyman stresses, but what surrounds them: the advertisements, the page layouts, the typography and all the other marginalia that have been lost as text has transitioned to the internet.” – The Economist
Tags: Art, London, World, Words, Woolwich, Hyman, 04.06.21, James -RSB- Hyman, HYMAG


Guildford pub bomb police took action to keep files closed

Hundreds of papers on the Guildford and Woolwich pub bombings were retained earlier this year.
Tags: News, Woolwich, Guildford


Guildford pub bomb police took action to keep files closed

Hundreds of papers on the Guildford and Woolwich pub bombings were retained earlier this year.
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Out to play: the best things to do around the UK this week

From street theatre, cookery classes and new bars to a dog-friendly festival, here’s our pick of attractions and eventsLast week’s selection – many still going onThis returning festival will celebrate togetherness – following our summer of isolation – with an adapted schedule of circus, dance, large-scale installation and street theatre. Free performances are taking place until 12 September in Greenwich, Greenwich peninsula, Woolwich Common estate, Woolwich Arsenal, Thamesmead, Plumstead, and El...
Tags: Travel, UK, UK News, Festivals, Food And Drink, Day trips, Cultural Trips, Woolwich, Eltham, Greenwich Greenwich, Dancing City


Reading is latest in seven years of terrorist knife attacks in UK

The first terrorist knife attack in the UK, the 2013 killing of Lee Rigby, remains the highest profileThe first terrorist knife attack in Britain remains the highest-profile, because of the target – a soldier – and the fact the bloody aftermath was caught on phone. The killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks in May 2013 by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale was by no means the last of such low-tech attacks in Britain, however.Several were foiled, including that one planned b...
Tags: UK, Isis, London, UK News, Britain, Lee Rigby, Woolwich, Michael Adebowale, Michael Adebolajo, Brusthom Ziamani, Reading terror attack


Top Hat.

Back in 2008 I posted about hats, quoting from Diana Crane’s The Social Meanings of Hats and T-shirts, where we are told: The top hat, which appeared in England at the beginning of the nineteenth century, was worn first by the middle and upper classes. During the century, it spread downward, possibly because it was adopted by coachmen in the 1820s and for policemen’s uniforms in the same period…. In the 1840s and 1850s, unskilled laborers and fishermen were photographed wearing these hats …. At ...
Tags: England, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Woolwich, Hetherington, Wordorigins, Oecolampadius, Beau Brummel, Diana Crane, Social Meanings of Hats, Syntinen Laulu, OrneryBob, Braddon Asphodel xvi, Alfred Drayson


A Cold War missile base abandoned for decades is on sale in New Jersey for $1.8 million — see inside

Woolwich Township, New Jersey is selling an old missile base from the Cold War. The base was one of 12 built to protect Philadelphia from Soviet missiles. The Army abandoned it in 1974, and the town bought it in 2009.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A piece of Cold War history is up for sale in New Jersey, where a town is listing its Nike missile base for $1.8 million. In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, launching an arms race that would continue throughout the ...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Nike, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Arizona, Army, Kansas, Philadelphia, Woolwich, Philadelphia Inquirer, Soviet Union, Woolwich Township, Southern New Jersey, Woolwich Township New Jersey


Woolwich stabbing: Murder charge after death of teenager

Mario Gruda, aged 22, is accused of murdering 18-year-old Cameron Murfitt in Woolwich on 15 March.
Tags: UK, News, Woolwich, Mario Gruda, Cameron Murfitt


Woolwich IRA blast: Victim's brother does not want inquest reopened

Stan Horsley lost his brother when the IRA bombed the King's Arms in Woolwich in 1974.
Tags: UK, News, Ira, Woolwich, Woolwich IRA, Stan Horsley


London violence: Teenager stabbed to death in Woolwich

The 18-year-old was attacked on Sunday afternoon.
Tags: UK, London, News, Woolwich


Julian Assange lawyers argue US charges are ‘purely political’

WikiLeaks founder likened to Alfred Dreyfus as QC argues extradition is prohibitedJulian Assange has been likened to the Iraq war whistleblower Katharine Gun and the 19th-century French army officer Alfred Dreyfus at a hearing where the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyers argued his extradition to the US was prohibited.A central plank of efforts to prevent him from being sent for trial in the US was laid out on the third day of hearings at Woolwich crown court, where a barrister for Assange said the US-...
Tags: Media, Law, Iraq, US, UK News, US news, UK criminal justice, Press freedom, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Woolwich, Extradition, Assange, US UK, Alfred Dreyfus, Katharine Gun


Julian Assange was 'handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked'

WikiLeaks founder’s lawyers complain of interference after first day of extradition hearingJulian Assange was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice and had his case files confiscated after the first day of his extradition hearing, according to his lawyers, who complained of interference in his ability to take part.Their appeal to the judge overseeing the trial at Woolwich crown court in south-east London was also supported by legal counsel for the US government, who said it was essential tha...
Tags: London, Media, Law, US, UK News, World news, US news, UK criminal justice, US politics, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Woolwich, Extradition, Chelsea Manning, South East London, Trump Administration


Amid the din, cleancut Assange struggles to hear case against him

From inside court 2, WikiLeaks’ co-founder thanks those ‘disgusted’ by extradition proceedingsThere was no room inside for the hundreds who had turned up to support Julian Assange, but the the sound of their chants in support of the WikiLeaks founder could be heard throughout the long-awaited extradition hearing at Woolwich crown court.At an early stage, perhaps as much in hope as anything else, the presiding judge, Vanessa Baraitser, had sent court staff outside to speak Assange’s supporters, a...
Tags: UK News, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Woolwich, Assange, Vanessa Baraitser


Julian Assange hearing: sources 'disappeared' after WikiLeaks release

Lawyers for US government deliver opening arguments as extradition case beginsSecret sources who had supplied information to the US government “disappeared” after they were put at risk from death or torture by the release of classified documents by WikiLeaks, the first day of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing has been told.The US case for the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder was opened at Woolwich crown court by James Lewis QC, who referred to a range of sources in states including Iraq, ...
Tags: US, UK News, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Woolwich, Iraq Afghanistan, China Continue, James Lewis


Informants named in WikiLeaks files disappeared, Assange hearing told

Lawyers for US government deliver opening arguments as extradition case beginsSecret sources who had supplied information to the US government “disappeared” after they were put at risk of death or torture by WikiLeaks’s release of classified documents, the first day of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing has been told.James Lewis QC opened the US case for the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder from the UK at Woolwich crown court. Lewis referred to a range of sources in states including Iraq, ...
Tags: UK, US, UK News, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Woolwich, Lewis, Iraq Afghanistan, China Continue, James Lewis


Julian Assange hearing: 'journalism is no excuse for breaking law'

Lawyers for US government deliver opening arguments as extradition case beginsReporting for journalism is not an excuse for breaking laws, lawyers acting for the US government have said on the first day of a legal battle over whether the WikiLeaks founder can be extradited from the UK.The US case was opened on Monday at Woolwich crown court in south-east London by James Lewis QC, who said that by disseminating material in an unredacted form Assange knowingly put human rights activists, dissident...
Tags: UK, US, UK News, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Woolwich, South East London, James Lewis


Julian Assange supporters set out stall as extradition hearing begins

US lawyers to give opening arguments for deporting WikiLeaks founder to face charges of espionageJulian Assange is set to face off with the US government when his extradition hearing begins on Monday.A judge at Woolwich crown court in south-east London is due to begin hearing arguments from lawyers for US authorities, who want to try the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges that carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, US, UK News, US news, Press freedom, Freedom Of Speech, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Woolwich, South East London


Julian Assange put lives at risk, lawyer for United States says

Julian Assange is wanted for crimes that put at risk the lives of people in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan who had helped the West, some of whom later disappeared, said a lawyer acting for the United States in its bid to extradite him. Almost a decade since his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. documents, Assange, 48, is fighting extradition from Britain to the United States where he is accused of espionage and hacking. "What Mr Assange seems to d...
Tags: London, News, Washington, Afghanistan, Britain, United States, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Woolwich, Assange, Lewis, Iraq Iran


Man plotted Madame Tussauds attack after 2018 terror acquittal

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, convicted of planning to strike at London tourist sitesA man acquitted of terrorism in 2018 after he was arrested with a metre-long samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace has been convicted of planning an attack at tourist hotspots in London.Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, from Luton, was found guilty of terrorism offences on Monday after the jury at Woolwich crown court heard he planned to kill members of the public at busy London locations including Madame Tussauds, ...
Tags: London, UK News, Buckingham Palace, Woolwich, Luton, Mohiussunnath Chowdhury


Man convicted of plotting terror attacks at London tourist sites

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, from Luton, is convicted a year after he was cleared of sword attack on police A man acquitted of terrorism in 2018 after he was arrested with a 42-inch samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace has been convicted of planning an attack at tourist hotspots in London.Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, from Luton, Bedfordshire, was found guilty of terrorism offences on Monday after the jury at Woolwich crown court heard he planned to kill members of the public at busy London lo...
Tags: London, UK News, Buckingham Palace, Woolwich, Luton, Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, Luton Bedfordshire


Archival Photos Reveal the Unlikely Beauty of Sewer Systems

Below our city streets lies an ad-hoc world of subterranean tunnels and pipes. The oldest are brick and concrete sewers that once carried waste streams in one direction, rainfall overflow in another. Today, these waterways must contend with newer sewers, subway tunnels, power lines, and fiber-optic cables. But in the 19th century, these labyrinths were the only man-made things that existed below ground. Archival photos reproduced in Stephen Halliday’s An Underground Guide to Sewers give us...
Tags: London, News, Boston, Environment, Uncategorized, New Jersey, Paris, Woolwich, Robert Frost, DEPTFORD, Joseph Bazalgette, Syndication, Onetime, Stephen Halliday, Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission Construction, Courtesy of Ville de Paris BHVP Development


Man in terror trial 'bragged of deceiving jury into clearing him'

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury accused of plotting terror attacks in central LondonA man accused of plotting terror attacks at tourist hotspots bragged to undercover officers that he had previously deceived a jury into clearing him over a sword attack on police outside Buckingham Palace, a court has heard.Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, from Luton, Bedfordshire, is on trial at Woolwich crown court for allegedly planning to kill members of the public at busy London locations including Madame Tussauds, the ...
Tags: London, UK News, Buckingham Palace, Woolwich, Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, Luton Bedfordshire


Thames Path walk day 21 travel day 37 of travel

22 September 2019 SundayDay 21 on Thames Path from Greenwich to the Thames Barrier near Woolwich. 37th day of travel.6 miles from Greenwich to the Barrier.Ah you might have wondered why the blog entries have bogged down timewise Well we have ha
Tags: Travel, Woolwich, Greenwich, Thames Path


What does ‘Honest to God’ tell us about Britain’s “secular revolution”?

On 17 March 1963, John Robinson, the Anglican bishop of Woolwich, wrote an article for the Observer entitled “Our Image of God Must Go.” He was writing to advertise his new book, Honest to God, which made a deeply controversial argument: that modern Christians would eventually find it necessary to reject classical theism. God Himself, Robinson argued, was causing a radical revolution in human life, in which human nature was being altered, so that “modern men” [sic] were no longer “religious” but...
Tags: Books, Featured, Nazis, History, Britain, Vatican, Hitler, British, Woolwich, Canterbury, Robinson, John Robinson, Arts & Humanities, Church Times, Christian Robinson, Trevor Harris Monia O'Brien Castro


Baby Archie Harrison: Duke and Duchess of Sussex announce royal baby boy's name – but no title

Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduce Archie Harrison  The meaning behind the royal baby's name Why US reports on Archie's birth were surprisingly muted Baby Sussex is presented to the world, in pictures Camilla Tominey: Prince Harry shows who's the daddy as he takes charge of photocall Royal baby 2019: Everything we know so far Growing up in Windsor: what will life be like for baby Sussex? After months of speculation about the royal baby's name - we finally have the answer. The D...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, London, News, Instagram, Wales, Vladimir Putin, Scotland, Germany, Russia, US, Britain, Daily Mail, Paddington, Manchester United


Woolwich fire: Woman was 'victim of drugs feud'

Memunatu Warne was hours away from leaving Britain when her hosts' house was set alight.
Tags: News, Britain, Woolwich, Memunatu Warne


The lonely, criminal life of ‘Basil’, the Best Alarm Specialist in London

Michael Seed, the electronics expert and Hatton Garden raid mastermind, was jailed for 10 years last week. But this was no ordinary life of crimeHe was “the ghost”, “the one that got away” and the “mastermind” – but most of all he was “Basil”, the mysterious figure at the heart of the £14m Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary in 2015. While five of the team had been swiftly arrested and jailed, the sixth, “Basil”, as he was known to his associates, was nowhere to be found, until last year. On Fri...
Tags: London, Crime, UK News, Woolwich, Hatton Garden, Michael Seed


Colchester stabbings: Teen charged with Carl Hopkins murder

The 17-year-old from Woolwich will appear in court on Monday.
Tags: News, Woolwich, Carl Hopkins


'Angel of Woolwich' uses TV drama defence against fine

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett appealed against a speeding fine after she was inspired by Midsomer Murders.
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After the Hatton Garden heist: 'the actors will profit more than the criminals'

When a gang of pensioners looted millions from a jewellery vault in 2015, it seemed straight out of a film – and now it’s the subject of several. What happened next for the ‘Bad Grandpas’?It took two nights over the Easter weekend in 2015 for a team of seven burglars to drill 20 inches through the concrete wall of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit vault and help themselves to what was claimed at the time to be around £100m worth of jewels, gold and cash from 73 boxes. Following the convictions of t...
Tags: London, Crime, Film, UK News, Culture, Heathrow, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Woolwich, Tom Courtenay, Hatton Garden, Ray Winstone, Brian Reader, Terry Perkins, Paul Whitehouse, Crime films