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Roundel Round We Go

Roundel Round We Go

By Emily and Paul
A podcast where two London Underground nerds draw a station out of a bag and make a show about it.
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Harrow and Wealdstone
In this episode, we're joined by Daniel Fox of the Signals to Danger podcast to discuss the tragic Harrow and Wealdstone rail disaster of 1952. We'll also examine the claim that Harrow and Wealdstone is the oldest station on the London Underground, discover why the Bakerloo now terminates here instead of stretching all the way to Watford, and explore the lost branchline to Stanmore Village. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @roundelroundpod, or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com Listen to Signals to Danger at signalstodanger.com or on all major podcast providers, and follow Instagram and Twitter @SignalstoDanger. Full references for this episode are available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RNbJx8t_0xBA9WtVsLsPDABc9C0sZSEh/view?usp=sharing
58:30
January 18, 2022
Theydon Bois
A quaint country station, but in zone six and with a tube train into town every few minutes, Theydon Bois is the penultimate stop at the eastern end of the Central line. We look at how the London Underground came to serve this rural outpost, a village which to this day remains without streetlighting! (and there's an annual Donkey Derby!) Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @roundelroundpod, or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com References - owing to the number of sources referenced for this episode, we have listed them in a PDF document linked below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tYNfzfx_7S2GPbePtVRy2SH9V9gkyqaa/view?usp=sharing
49:12
January 11, 2022
Boston Manor
Boston Manor is considered one of architect Charles Holden's masterpieces, so in this episode we discuss his career in tube station design. At Boston Manor, Holden created a station with an elegant tower soaring above the flat roof - which upon visiting the station we discovered looks more impressive in photographs than reality!  We also look at the history of the station dating back to its origin on the District Railway, as well as Brunel's nearby marvel of bridge engineering, the factory that built the underframes of the famous Routemaster buses, and the grand home of a distant ancestor of Princess Diana. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @roundelroundpod, or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com References London's District Railway Volume 1: Nineteenth Century by Mike Horne (Capital Transport Publishing 2018) London's District Railway Volume 2: Twentieth Century by Mike Horne (Capital Transport Publishing 2019) The Piccadilly Tube: The First Hundred Years by Mike Horne (Capital Transport Publishing 2007) London Underground by Design by Mark Ovenden (Penguin 2013) London Underground Stations in Colour for the Modeller and Historian by John Glover (Ian Allan Publishing 2009) London's Underground Stations A Social and Architectural Study by Laurence Menear (Midas Books 1983) Bright Underground Spaces: The Railway Stations of Charles Holden by David Lawrence (Capital Transport Publishing 2008) Underground Architecture by David Lawrence (Capital Transport Publishing 1994) A Guide to Modernism in Metro-Land by Joshua Abbott (Unbound Publishing 2020) The Tube  - Station to Station on the London Underground by Oliver Green (Shire Publications 2012) The London Underground by Andrew Emmerson (Shire Publications 2013) The Little Book of the London Underground by David Long (The History Press 2009) London Underground Stations by David Leboff (Ian Allan Publishing 1994) Tube Station Trivia by Geoff Marshall (Capital Transport Publishing 2018) Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Tamsin Dillon, Will Self, Mark Wallinger, Marina Warner, Christian Wolmar, and Louise Coysh (Art/Books 2014) Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names by David Hilliam (The History Press 2015) What's in a Name?: Origins of Station Names on the London Underground by Cyril M Harris (Capital Transport Publishing 2001) Vision of Britain - https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10213526/cube/TOT_POP Norvic Philatelics - http://www.norphil.co.uk/2013/01b-London_Underground_stamps.htm London Borough of Hounslow – Historic Houses - https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20174/heritage_and_arts/1855/historic_houses Hidden London – Boston Manor - https://hidden-london.com/gazetteer/boston-manor/ AEC Southall - https://aecsouthall.co.uk/ Historic England – Windmill Bridge - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1002020 Disused Stations - Windmill Lane Bridge (Three Bridges) – http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/features/windmill_lane_bridge/index.shtml Commercial Motor Archive - http://archive.commercialmotor.com/article/7th-april-1939/25/personal-pars  Hansard - https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/1946-11-18/debates/8323d849-285d-4111-b920-6c2e4737a327/CommonsChamber
56:36
August 10, 2021
Hyde Park Corner
Opened with a classic Leslie Green station building in 1906, the 1932 rebuilding of the station rendered the original entrance disused in favour of a subsurface booking hall featuring a display of model buses. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @roundelroundpod, or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com Read Reuben Lane's reflection on a journey on the number 19 bus (contains sexual references) References The Underground Stations of Leslie Green by David Leboff (Capital Transport Publishing 2002) Tiles of the Unexpected by Douglas Rose (Capital Transport Publishing 2007)   London Underground Stations by David Leboff (Ian Allan Publishing 1994) The Piccadilly Tube: The First Hundred Years by Mike Horne (Capital Transport Publishing 2007) Underground Architecture by David Lawrence (Capital Transport Publishing 1994) Building London's Underground by Antony Badsey-Ellis (Capital Transport Publishing 2016) Rails Through the Clay: A History of London's Tube Railways by Alan Arthur Jackson and Desmond F. Croome (Capital Transport Publishing 1993) Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground by David Bownes, Chris Nix, Siddy Holloway and Sam Mullins (Yale University Press 2019) London's Lost Tube Schemes by Antony Badsey-Ellis (Capital Transport Publishing 2005) Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Tamsin Dillon, Will Self, Mark Wallinger, Marina Warner, Christian Wolmar, and Louise Coysh (Art/Books 2014) Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names by David Hilliam (The History Press 2015) What's in a Name?: Origins of Station Names on the London Underground by Cyril M Harris (Capital Transport Publishing; 4th edition 2001) 'World's most expensive hotel' put up for sale by Cahal Milmo (The Independent 17 September 2011) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/world-s-most-expensive-hotel-put-sale-5364768.html Hansard - House of Commons debate Volume 274 column 843, Tuesday 14 February 1933 https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/1933-02-14/debates/454c5110-982c-43ef-a31a-d95c6bb8fe13/OrdersOfTheDay Education, Literacy and the Reading Public by Amy J Lloyd, University of Cambridge https://www.gale.com/binaries/content/assets/gale-us-en/primary-sources/intl-gps/intl-gps-essays/full-ghn-contextual-essays/ghn_essay_bln_lloyd3_website.pdf  St George’s Hospital website https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/about/history/ Manor Castles website https://manorcastles.com/places/united-kingdom/greater-london/westminister/5-star/lanesborough-house/ London Transport Museum photographic archive - multiple images including: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-66513 https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-81864 https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-84984
55:41
August 03, 2021
Kensal Green
Our first Bakerloo line station, Kensal Green has an unusual partly timber clad station building. The local area includes the spectacular Kensal Green cemetery, and is set to be transformed in the near future with the construction nearby of Old Oak Common station on HS2. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @roundelroundpod, or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com References London Underground Stations in Colour for the Modeller and Historian by John Glover (Ian Allan Publishing 2009) Building London's Underground by Antony Badsey-Ellis (Capital Transport Publishing 2016) The History of the Bakerloo Line by Clive D W Feather (The Crowood Press Ltd 2020) The Bakerloo Line: An Illustrated History by Mike Horne (Capital Transport Publishing 2001) Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Tamsin Dillon, Will Self, Mark Wallinger, Marina Warner, Christian Wolmar, and Louise Coysh (Art/Books 2014) Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names by David Hilliam (The History Press 2015) What's in a Name?: Origins of Station Names on the London Underground by Cyril M Harris (Capital Transport Publishing; 4th edition 2001) Middlesex by John Betjemen (1954) Newsflashes - Underground News July 2017 https://www.lurs.org.uk/04%20july%2017%20NEWSFLASHES.pdf Newsflashes - Underground News October 1979 https://www.lurs.org.uk/UN214%20OCT%201979.pdf The station now arriving - Old Oak Common interchange (Rail Engineer - 2nd September 2020) https://www.railengineer.co.uk/the-station-now-arriving-old-oak-common-interchange/ West London council ‘in talks’ about new Crossrail station by Rob Horgan (New Civil Engineer 30th September 2020) https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/west-london-council-in-talks-about-new-crossrail-station-30-09-2020/ 7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Kensal Green Cemetery by Harry Rosehill (The Londonist 2nd November 2016 - https://londonist.com/2016/10/things-you-didn-t-know-about-kensal-green-cemetery) Kensal Green Cemetery - https://www.kensalgreencemetery.com/ Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery - https://www.kensalgreen.co.uk/
01:01:01
July 27, 2021
Upney
Upney station was opened in 1932, on a mainline railway that had been running since the 1880s. The station has only ever been served by District line trains, but it was built by the London Midland and Scottish Railway who owned the mainline at the time, and was run by LMS and then British Railways staff until 1969. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @roundelroundpod, or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com References Steam to Silver. A History of London Transport Surface Rolling Stock by J. Graeme Bruce (London Transport 1970) London's Underground Stations A Social and Architectural Study by Laurence Menear (Midas Books 1983) London Underground Stations by David Leboff (Ian Allan Publishing 1994) Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Tamsin Dillon, Will Self, Mark Wallinger, Marina Warner, Christian Wolmar, and Louise Coysh (Art/Books 2014) Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names by David Hilliam (The History Press 2015) What's in a Name?: Origins of Station Names on the London Underground by Cyril M Harris (Capital Transport Publishing; 4th edition 2001) Post Memories: The Mystery of Matchstick Island by Zoah Hedges-Stocks (Barking and Dagenham Post, August 15, 2016) https://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/post-memories-the-mystery-of-matchstick-island-3336762 Case study:Mayesbrook Climate Change Park restoration project (Restoring Europe’s Rivers website) https://restorerivers.eu/wiki/index.php?title=Case_study%3AMayesbrook_Climate_Change_Park_restoration_project Barking Hospital (Lost Hospitals of London website) https://ezitis.myzen.co.uk/barking.html Eastbury Manor House website https://www.eastburymanorhouse.org.uk/
37:34
July 20, 2021
Totteridge and Whetstone
Totteridge and Whetstone station can be found one stop short of the end of the High Barnet branch of the Northern line - not on the Bakerloo line as we may have once thought. Once we realised where the station was, we discovered it had an unexpectedly fascinating history, including uncompleted 1930s tube extension plans, social housing, lizards, a hospital for the railway company's horses, Soviet spies, and possibly a captive Nazi! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @roundelroundpod, or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com References - owing to the number of sources referenced for this episode, we have listed them in a PDF document linked below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CkoV7g4XRXnIbAMRV4iu8rlW50J2pT8c/view?usp=sharing
56:46
July 13, 2021
Hammersmith (Circle and Hammersmith & City lines)
There are two stations at Hammersmith - in this episode we discuss the older of the two, which today serves the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, discovering a history of corporate rivalry and alliances, multiple reconstructions, state of the art signalling, and a barbershop open since 1911. Note - We recorded this episode in March 2021, while London was still under lockdown due to Covid-19, so we make a few references to not being allowed out and plans for when lockdown ends. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @roundelroundpod, or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com References The Hammersmith & City Railway 150 Years by Mike Horne (London Underground & Nebulous Books 2014) The Circle Line: An Illustrated History by Desmond F. Croome (Capital Transport Publishing 2003) London's Underground Stations - A Social and Architectural Study by Laurence Menear (Midas Books 1983) Underground Architecture by David Lawrence (Capital Transport Publishing 1994) Tube Station Trivia by Geoff Marshall (Capital Transport Publishing 2018) Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Tamsin Dillon, Will Self, Mark Wallinger, Marina Warner, Christian Wolmar, and Louise Coysh (Art/Books 2014) Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names by David Hilliam (The History Press 2015) What's in a Name?: Origins of Station Names on the London Underground by Cyril M Harris (Capital Transport Publishing; 4th edition 2001) The London Underground - A Diagrammatic History by Douglas Rose (Capital Transport Publishing; 2nd edition 2007, latest edition 2016) Ordnance Survey map Middlesex XVI (Surveyed 1866, Published 1874) via National Library of Scotland https://maps.nls.uk/view/102345961 Ordnance Survey map London 1:1,056 - Sheet VI.96 (Published 1895) via National Library of Scotland https://maps.nls.uk/view/101201385 Clive's UndergrounD Line Guides by Clive Feather https://www.davros.org/rail/culg/hammersmith.html Disused Stations - Hammersmith Grove Road site record http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/h/hammersmith_grove_road/ Transport for London Research Guide No 19: A Brief History of the Hammersmith and City Line http://content.tfl.gov.uk/research-guide-no-19-a-brief-history-of-the-hammersmith-and-city-line.pdf Alexander Barbers http://alexanderbarbers.com/
45:46
July 05, 2021
Earl's Court
Earl's Court station on the District and Piccadilly lines is notable for many "firsts", with the Underground's first escalator, its first automatic lifts, the first electric trains on the cut-and-cover lines, and the first Ferris Wheel in Britain having once stood nearby. We'll visit all these historic occasions using the TARDIS which stands outside the station!  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @roundelroundpod, or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com References Going Green: The Story of the District Line by Piers Connor (Capital Transport Publishing 1993) The District Line: An Illustrated History by Mike Horne (Capital Transport Publishing; First Edition 2006) The Northern Line: An Illustrated History by Mike Horne and Bob Bayman (Capital Transport Publishing; New edition 1999) History of the Metropolitan District Railway to June 1908 by Alexander Edmonds (London Regional Transport 1974) Underground: How the Tube Shaped London by David Bownes, Oliver Green, Sam Mullins (Allen Lane 2012) Amazing and Extraordinary London Underground Facts by Stephen Halliday (David & Charles 2009) The Moving Metropolis: A History of London's Transport Since 1800 by David Lawrence (Laurence King Publishing; second edition 2015) The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground Was Built and How it Changed the City Forever by Christian Wolmar (Atlantic Books 2004) Building London's Underground by Antony Badsey-Ellis (Capital Transport Publishing 2016) Underground Architecture by David Lawrence (Capital Transport Publishing 1994) Rails Through the Clay: A History of London's Tube Railways by Alan Arthur Jackson and Desmond F. Croome (Capital Transport Publishing; 2nd edition 1993) London Underground at War by Nick Cooper (Amberley Publishing 2014) The London Underground Electric Train by Piers Connor (The Crowood Press Ltd 2015) Charles Tyson Yerkes - Traction King of London by Tim Sherwood (The History Press 2008) Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Tamsin Dillon, Will Self, Mark Wallinger, Marina Warner, Christian Wolmar and Louise Coysh  (Art/Books 2014) Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names by David Hilliam (The History Press 2015) What's in a Name?: Origins of Station Names on the London Underground by Cyril M Harris (Capital Transport Publishing; 4th Revised edition 2001) Metadyne.co.uk - http://www.metadyne.co.uk/DistrictPages/MDR_bigwheel.html Mike Horne's blog - https://machorne.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/escalators-inclined-elevators-and-myths/
56:55
June 28, 2021
Hatton Cross
In our first episode, we’ve opened our bag of London Underground station names and drawn out Hatton Cross. Opened in 1975 on the Piccadilly line extension towards Heathrow Airport, it was at the time the 279th station on the Underground, the highest number ever on the network.  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @roundelroundpod, or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com References The Piccadilly Line - A Brief History by Charles Edward Lee (London Regional Transport 1973) The Piccadilly Tube: The First Hundred Years by Mike Horne (Capital Transport Publishing 2007) The Piccadilly Line an Illustrated History by Desmond Croome (Capital Transport Publishing 1998) Rails Through the Clay: A History of London's Tube Railways by Alan Arthur Jackson and Desmond F. Croome (Capital Transport Publishing; 2nd edition 1993) A Guide to Modernism in Metro-Land by Joshua Abbott (Unbound Publishing 2020) Underground Movement by Paul Moss (Capital Transport Publishing 2000) Building London's Underground by Antony Badsey-Ellis (Capital Transport Publishing 2016) Underground Architecture by David Lawrence (Capital Transport Publishing 1994) Tube Station Trivia by Geoff Marshall (Capital Transport Publishing 2018) The Moving Metropolis: A History of London's Transport Since 1800 by David Lawrence (Laurence King Publishing; second edition 2015) Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Tamsin Dillon, Will Self, Mark Wallinger, Marina Warner, Christian Wolmar, and Louise Coysh (Art/Books 2014) Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?: London's Underground History of Tube Station Names by David Hilliam (The History Press 2015) What's in a Name?: Origins of Station Names on the London Underground by Cyril M Harris (Capital Transport Publishing; 4th edition 2001) The London Underground - A Diagrammatic History by Douglas Rose (Capital Transport Publishing; 2nd edition 2007, latest edition 2016)  Extension of the Piccadilly Line from Hounslow West to Heathrow Central by D.G.Jobling and A.C.Lyons (Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers May 1976) Ian Visits: https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2017/12/16/40-years-of-flying-the-tube-with-the-london-underground-to-heathrow/ Pastscape: https://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1311086 Modernism in Metroland: http://www.modernism-in-metroland.co.uk/hatton-cross-station.html Underground Idiom guide: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/station-design-idiom-2.pdf 
45:13
June 22, 2021
Roundel Round We Go – Arriving 22nd June!
A first preview of a new podcast all about the London Underground. Each episode, your hosts Paul and Emily will draw one of 270 London Underground stations out of a bag, research it, and tell you everything they have learned. First episode coming Tuesday 22nd June 2021 – subscribe today and don't miss getting on this train! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @RoundelRoundPod or email us at roundelroundpod@gmail.com.
02:25
June 14, 2021