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Steam Locomotion Arrives!

Here, in 1803, was one of the first public demonstrations of high-pressure steam locomotion, by Cornish inventor Richard Trevithick, aka Captain Dick.

The Quaker Scientists of Plough Court

The laboratory of 2 Plough Court, hub for Quaker scientists and inventors, and an ancestor to today’s Glaxo Smith Kline.

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The site of Coventry Hall

A single cedar tree is the only reminder of the demolished seat of the Dukes of Bedford and the Earl of Coventry, later Britain’s only Anglican convent.

Palestine Place

Palestine Place was the nineteenth-century headquarters of the London Jews Society, an Anglican missionary society that worked to demonstrate the value of Christianity to Jewish populations.