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Loch Fleet by IrenicRhonda
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In many ways Loch Fleet gives you three reserves for the price of one. Linger on the edge of the tidal basin at low tide to watch the intense feeding activity of hungry wading birds. Walk out onto the sand dunes and you can enjoy the carpet of wild flowers that nestles on the dunes against a grey lichen backdrop. Or wander in the woodland and smell the fresh scent of pine needles, whilst searching out rare pinewood plants. This work by Rhonda Surman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. © Rhonda Surman 2016

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Westminster City Archives

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Down Street Underground Station

Opened in 1907 on the Piccadilly Line (then known as the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway) the station closed in 1932. Its fate was sealed by the lack of passengers and the closeness of the adjoining stations at Green Park and Hyde Park Corner. However, its moment of fame arrived with the commencement of WW2, when the station was used by Churchill as an underground shelter until the Cabinet War Rooms were ready.