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The Victorian Peeper: Dishing the Victorian Dirt

1 May 2012

The Victorian Peeper: Dishing the Victorian Dirt.

Living as I do on York Way – Maiden Lane as was – which comes from ‘midden’ lane – this picture f the great ash heap which gave its name to the road is wonderful! Not sure what the orientation is – are we looking south as I suppose, roughly where the station is? Ah, yes…

The Kings Cross dustheap pictured at the top of this post was packed up and shipped to Russia in 1848 when city developers decided to convert the site into what is now the Kings Cross railway terminus. The Russians mixed ash from the pile with local clay to make bricks that were used to rebuild their war-ravaged country.
I knew that!

 

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