It is the sort of discovery that would have had Inspector Morse grumpily downing his pint and climbing into the red Jaguar.
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Tuesday 16 February 1993
'DEPEND on it, Sir,' the Grand Cham said, 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of sitting in superjams, dodging beggars, avoiding touts, suffering the vulgar sarcasms of acne-splashed policeboys and skating on the squashed mess of vast, ill-disciplined yob-dogs.'
Architecture: Look at our monuments and weep: By failing to invest in fine public works, we deny future generations wonders such as those left to us by Wren. Richard MacCormac, president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, makes a plea for excellence
Wednesday 09 December 1992
FIVE weeks before the last general election, the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) held a debate on architecture at which representatives of the three principal parties were invited to speak. The Conservative Party failed to put forward a spokesman.
Saturday 05 December 1992
IT IS a long mental leap from Says Court Recreation Ground in Deptford to the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, but the origins of Russia's finest city can be traced to this corner of south-east London. Early in his reign, Peter the Great toured western Europe to study the techniques that would enable him to modernise the then-primitive Russian empire. He came to the Thames at the tail end of the 17th century to learn maritime technology. Peter chose to live in Deptford because its craftsmen were accomplished shipbuilders, and the Royal Observatory at Greenwich - at the cutting edge of navigational research - was only a mile away.
Friday 02 October 1992
THE GILDED interior of St Bride's Church in Fleet Street yesterday provided a perfect stage for the final production to commemorate the decidedly baroque life of Viscountess Rothermere.
Change for the worse?: The advent of a new 10p piece this week marks the end of our pre-decimal coins. Some think metal money itself is on the way out. Tim Kelsey reports
Sunday 27 September 1992
IN EARLY 1971, the producers of Crossroads did something unusual. They dramatised the coinage. Viewers of the soap opera watched its characters struggle, in 11 episodes, with the concept of a decimal currency. This was in the run-up to 15 February 1971: Decimalisation Day.
Architecture: The second Blitz of St Paul's: The revised Paternoster Square redevelopment plans would still obscure views of Wren's beautiful cathedral with unwanted office blocks, warns Jonathan Glancey
Wednesday 05 August 1992
PICTURE St Paul's Cathedral just before the Blitz. Wren's great dome floated serenely above a sea of four and five-storeyed Georgian and Victorian houses, workshops, pubs, shops and cafes leading off Paternoster Row. It was an area alive with the ghosts of London's past. James Boswell watched life spin by from the St Paul's Coffee House, while Doctor Johnson talked of books and politics in the nearby Ivy Lane Club.
Wednesday 08 July 1992
The Queen is this afternoon due to reopen the seventeenth- century King's Apartments at Hampton Court Palace which have been restored after being damaged by fire in Easter 1986, writes Debbie Smith.
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