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Prince’s skating rink: from Olympics to wartime

This year’s Olympic Games is not the first to be held in London. One was held here in the wake of the Second World War in 1948 but the first was a few years before the Great War, in 1908. Many of the people and places involved were also involved in the war.  One of these was the Princes Ice Skating Rink in Knightsbridge, where the figure skating was held.

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Posted by on 3 August 2012 in Places


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Foreigners in Stratford

As you approach Stratford station on the train from London Liverpool Street, you will see the Olympic Park where the London 2012 games start tomorrow.  If you had done the same journey in 1914-15 and looked the other way, you would have seen a different group of foreigners: German nationals interned at the start of the Great War.

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Posted by on 26 July 2012 in Places


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