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Smallpox in Victorian London
Sketch for the fireplace in the Painted Hall.
This design commemorates George I landing at Greenwich from Hanover on his succession in 1714. The scene of the king borne on a triumphal car...
Somaal town superstore and Internet cafe, Bethnal Green.
A common feature of Somali communities in London is the establishment of internet cafes, much to the benefit of the local communities. Somali was...
Somali restaurant and shop, Bethnal Green.
Somalis are Muslims and require their meat to be slaughtered by the Islamic practice known as "Halal", as a result they have often opened Halal fast...
St Barnabas Church after the Silvertown explosion.
St Barnabas Church on Eastwood Road was one of the many public buildings damaged during the explosion. The church was later rebuilt as a hall, which...
Spanish naval ensign captured at Trafalgar and displayed at Nelson's funeral service.
This Spanish naval ensign, captured during the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, was displayed at Lord Nelson's funeral service in St Paul's...
Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595).
Hawkins made four voyages to Sierra Leone River between 1564 and 1569, taking a total of 1200 Africans across the Atlantic to sell to the Spanish on...
Sing Seng arrived in London as an “Amah” or children’s nurse from Ningpo in 1858. She later returned to China in the service of the...
Sailors' chapel, Dock Street.
The interior of St Paul's Seamen's Church in Dock Street, as drawn by Francis Arandale. This was built by the directors of the nearby Sailors' Home...
Ruins of a mosque on the beach at Jumbe la Mtwana, Kenya.
The 13th-century ruins of Jumbe la Mtwana lie about 50 km north of Mombasa. The mosque on the beach is one of two mosques discovered at the...
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