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Bit of Post War City of London Nostalgia

As someone who spent a great deal of my career working in locations near St Pauls and Moorgate I found this short documentary fascinating and full of scenes that took me back to an earlier time.



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  • I remember when in the early 50s this area was mostly bomb debris.
  • Great posts just retired from the city myself worked in Salisbury house overlooking finsbury circus for most of my 39 years...one day I will write a book but it was the constant building and rebuilding that somehow demonstrates the futility of the individual...the closure of so many pubs .the rise of coffee shops sandwich bar chains seem to have depersonalised everything...
  • Minneapolis has a 'downtown' heated walkway system .. essential in the freezing cold winters otherwise no-one would venture out to go to work or do any shopping

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis_Skyway_System
  • lolwray said:

    the closure of so many pubs .the rise of coffee shops sandwich bar chains seem to have depersonalised everything...

    I blame the recruitment agencies in the City...all that ‘have you got time for a coffee...’
  • Minneapolis has a 'downtown' heated walkway system .. essential in the freezing cold winters otherwise no-one would venture out to go to work or do any shopping

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis_Skyway_System

    Pretty sure they would.
  • Those shots of St Paul’s standing proud in the middle of a rubble field really are amazing.
  • lolwray said:

    Great posts just retired from the city myself worked in Salisbury house overlooking finsbury circus for most of my 39 years...one day I will write a book but it was the constant building and rebuilding that somehow demonstrates the futility of the individual...the closure of so many pubs .the rise of coffee shops sandwich bar chains seem to have depersonalised everything...

    Too right, I was gutted when Scott's in Cullum Street shut. Best bacon sandwiches ever.
  • Spent most of my working life around Finsbury Square before I moved to the US. I still go for a drink around there when I visit as our offices in London are still there. I have to say I prefer it the way it is now, as it was a bit of a ghost town after about 8pm. But we did know where to get lock-in’s for the afternoon and late at night.
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