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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.

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.

Vauxhall Timbers

At low tide, timbers have been discovered in the Thames mud south of Vauxhall bridge that represent the earliest evidence of settlement in London – from the Mesolithic era, 6,000 and more years ago.

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Heaven is a place on Earth

This place fulfilled the promise of its name in 634 when Oswald of Northumbria won his famous victory over Cadwallon.