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The Blackfriars Ring

The Ring was one of the hubs of working-class sporting life in London, encapsulating the allegiances and rivalries of sport in the capital.

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.

Freemasons’ Tavern and the ‘birth’ of football

This viewpoint explores the role of the Freemasons’ Tavern in the foundation of the Football Association and the so-called ‘birth’ of association football.

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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – ‘A brave Fireman’

Recounts the story of Fireman George Lee who, in 1876, lost his life while attempting to save people from a fire in St John Street, Clerkenwell.