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Canterbury Grove Bridge, a border between life and death

An old, narrow footbridge stars in Patrick Keiller’s film, Norwood, as a border – perhaps between the lands of the living and of the dead.

Limehouse Chinatown

A vanished district that lives on in legend.

Unigate Woods

A wild piece of woodland, a reminder of the dairy that was on this site for more than 150 years and Streatham Wells, where spa water was bottled and sold.

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‘Then I chucked bread at her head’: Women slut-shaming women in medieval London

In 1497, Joan Rokker called Joan Sebar a whore on her front doorstep then threw bread at her. How, where, and why did medieval women publicly sexually defame other women?