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The 100 Club

Live music has been played at this location since 1942, and as the 100 Club since 1964. This viewpoint jumps into one of the venue’s most iconic periods and explores its association with punk music and fashion in the 1970s.

The Astoria

The Astoria Picture Theatre and Dance Hall opened in 1927, quickly becoming a popular spot for socialising and dancing. The Astoria was built during the British dancing ‘boom’ of the 1910s and 1920s.

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Did Novel-Reading Cause Suicides?

In 1839, Charles William Bond died on this street. At the inquest into his death, it was suggested that novel-reading had contributed to his suicidal feelings. Learn about how contemporaries could interpret and rationalise suicidal behaviour.

Margaret Martel

The story of Margaret Martel who was executed in Suffolk Street in 1697.