London Society members listened to a sell-out talk by Nick Catford, world-renowned cameraman and one of the most accomplished subterranean photographers working today. Nick specialises in sites of cold-war, military, transport and industrial archaeological interest.
Nick’s book Secret Underground London is a comprehensive photographic record of a hidden world which lies beneath the capital but which is not generally seen by the public, from the disused tube stations and closed sections of the London underground railway system, to the secret central government and military bunkers. There are air raid shelters, large and small, public and private; mines and underground quarries, and tunnels of all sorts: pipe tunnels, horse tunnels, tram tunnels, service tunnels, and the tunnel under the Thames Barrier. Last but not least, the capital’s creepy Victorian cemetery catacombs. Hugh Martin reports: