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Marshall Street Baths

This viewpoint looks at the historic Marshall Street Baths and its role in hosting international swimming galas during the Second World War.

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.

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 – ‘Are the poor brats out?’

Recounts the story of Ellen Donovan, who lost her life in a house fire near Covent Garden while trying to save some children.