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The names of the 300 or so London underground stations are so familiar to us as we strap-hang our way across the capital that we take them utterly for granted. We hardly ever question their meanings or origins—yet these well-known names are almost always linked with fascinating stories of bygone times. Until the mid-19th century, London was almost unbelievably rural, withThe names of the 300 or so London underground stations are so familiar to us as we strap-hang our way across the capital that we take them utterly for granted. We hardly ever question their meanings or origins—yet these well-known names are almost always linked with fascinating stories of bygone times. Until the mid-19th century, London was almost unbelievably rural, with names belonging to a countryside we could never recognize or imagine today. Who in the 21st century, thinks of a real flesh-and-blood shepherd lolling back on a specially-trimmed hawthorn bush, when traveling through Shepherd's Bush underground station? And who, traveling through Totteridge and Whetstone on the Northern Line, imagines medieval soldiers sharpening their swords and daggers at the aptly named Whetstone just before engaging in the appallingly bloody battle of Barnet?This entertaining book will ensure that you will never view your normal journey to work in the same way again....

Title : Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names
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ISBN : 9780752455266
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 168 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names Reviews

  • Sally
    2018-09-19 18:26

    Fun book. Interesting detail regarding the names. Also tells you what line the station is on, when the station opened, and what tourist spots are within walking distance of the station. One to take on your London vacation.

  • Reds_reads
    2018-09-06 18:30

    Well, the title says it all. Bought on a whim, this was not as interesting as I thought it would be, but maybe that's because the names are not that interesting! Some interesting facts, especially about English place names, but an awful lot of obscure Saxon chiefs.

  • Wsclai
    2018-09-10 19:28

    Bought it in London Transport Museum and was virtually reading it while I was travelling on the tube. Interesting!

  • Candy
    2018-09-15 15:38

    Just fun info. Nice to know how the tubes got their names.