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Joolz Guides: London History – Pavements

21/05/2019

Another of these fun, quirky videos

One of the many reasons I like these videos is that he visits so many places I used to know years ago. It is incredibly nostalgic and fun.

Ever seen those weird markings on pavements? They aren’t always stone mason’s marks. There’s an interesting story about the one outside the Lord Moon on the Mall pub in Whitehall. In fact, it starts at Craigs Court over the road where Earl harrington had a house built so that he could get close to the King whose palace used to be at Whitehall. When the carriage of the speaker of the house of commons got stuck here he had to be prised through the roof to escape so he passed a bill in Parliament saying that there should be pavements outside all houses and they should be maintained by the owners.

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