Secret London Underground by Nick Catford
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Secret London Underground by Nick Catford

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Reviews (2) 5 out of 5
£24.99
Much of London's underground has long been the stuff of unsubstantiated rumour, myth and supposition, but in this volume Nick Catford has exposed the myths and revealed the true stories of what, until very recently, were some of the most secret sites in Britain.
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Author: Nick Catford
Format: Hardback
Pages: 282
Publisher: Folly Books

The second factor is the meticulous research that has gone into ensuring that the history and background narrartive to each of the locations described is both concise and accurate in every detail.

Much of London's underground has long been the stuff of unsubstantiated rumour, myth and supposition, but in this volume Nick Catford has exposed the myths and revealed the true stories of what, until very recently, were some of the most secret sites in Britain.

5 out of 5
hidden from the public for years..under the streets of london.....ww2 history and more...a must for history buffs and what else lurks under the streets...
5 out of 5
A hardback book with a somewhat misleading jacket cover. The majority of this book is devoted to the London Underground, Government and Local Authority Bunkers with some Private Houses and a Golf Club so do not be misled seeing only a photo of some Cemetery Catacombs. There are some 24 Chapters covering all manner of hidden gems from Disused Underground Stations, Hydraulic Pipe Tunnels, The Post Office Railway, RAF Fighter Command Bunkers to Abbey Mills Pumping Station and Mines and Quarries. Most if not all are not open or accessible to the Public so this book enables the reader to observe many areas hidden under the capitals streets, and in some cases as far as the country side of the M25. The 2 page Introduction by the Author gives a flavour of what is held within the pages. The vast majority of photos within this lavishly illustrated book are in colour. The text in each Chapter gives much information about each item; in fact it would be difficult to find error with the Authors style. I found this book to be an excellent tome only having one small criticism, why is there no Index? There is a Bibliography on page 282 with the excellent website of Subterranea Brittanica given.
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