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Underground Heritage

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This book illustrates the many and varied tokens of yesterday's tube to be seen by passengers today, with coverage including tiling, lighting, signage, booking halls and clocks. All of the photographs are in colour.
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Dotted around the Underground system are many items that reflect its 150-year history. Some of these have been listed for protection by English Heritage or a local authority, while many smaller items at non-listed stations have been given heritage status by London Underground. This book illustrates the many and varied tokens of yesterday's tube to be seen by passengers today, with coverage including tiling, lighting, signage, booking halls and clocks. All of the photographs are in colour.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
Author: Antony Badsey-Ellis

 


A good small coffee table book (Acton)

For a small hardback this book packs a lot of colour and facts into 144 pages. Measuring 230 x 195 x 18mm it is easy to pick up and glance through. Equally it is ideal for popping into your bag to take with you should you wish to visit any of the many photographed items. The book focuses on the architectural heritage still mostly to be seen today. It looks at tiling, ticket halls, platform shelters and furniture, lighting and a myriad of other items too numerous to list. Suffice it to say that there are some 24 sections within the book. There is much here to whet the appetite and given a balmy Sunday what could be better than to wander the Underground seeking to discover the items herein. I enjoyed this book, small but well stocked with photos and text.

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