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Thames FC and the Wembley of the East

This viewpoint explores the history of Thames FC, a professional football club that existed for just four years.

New Cross Stadium

New Cross Stadium hosted speedway and greyhound racing and stood at the heart of sporting life south of the Thames for many years.

Queen’s Club at War

This viewpoint examines the history of one of London’s best known sporting venues during the Second World War through eye-witness accounts.

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The First Jigsaw Puzzle, 1762

On this spot, between brothels and drug addicts, John Spilsbury invented the first ‘Dissected Puzzle’. It was intended to educate upper-class children, but it found its greatest hour in the Great Depression of the 1930s.