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History of the £10 Pound Note

Series A : White £10 Note – Issued 1759 The £10 note was first issued by the Bank of England during the Seven Year’s War (1755-1764) to help maintain more of its gold reserves. The idea was for people to cash in smaller denominations of money in exchange for gold, thus easing the strain on the bank.…

Snowdon mountain railway approaching summit

Mt. Snowdon

At 1085 metres above sea level Snowdon is the 3rd highest mountain in Great Britain, behind Ben Nevis (1344m) and Càrn Eige (1183m). It is situated in the Snowdonia National Park nature reserve in north west Wales. The Snowdonia region has been formed over hundreds of millions of years of geological activity, the region actually…

The Metropolitan Railway – The World’s First Urban Underground Railway

The Metropolitan Railway first opened to the public with a 3 mile long stretch between Paddington and Farringdon Street in 1863, costing roughly £1.3 million. It was the world’s first urban underground railway and was developed by Sir John Fowler using the cut-and-cover method. Before the railway was built the City of London was suffering…