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sacred moments – and at the same time, recategorised them as the faithful ‘knights of the road’. No one regarded them as the workers of British society, yet the General Strike led them into that temporary position. Anne, Countess of Rosse, who volunteered in the food service at Hyde Park, while her husband, the 6th Earl of Rosse, helped out with the milk churns at the main railway stations, went to some trouble to point out to me (via her secretary) that ‘praise is due to the immediate organization of young people which now are termed the “Bright Young Things”. Not

in A lark for the sake of their country
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, the number of people on the airline’s payroll had increased to 1,200. There were approximately 300 ground personnel on the African route. 2 In 1936, more than thirty Imperial pilots worked the section between the Mediterranean and Karachi or Kisumu. Almost twenty flew the Karachi–Singapore and Penang–Hong Kong routes. Ten pilots were stationed on the Kisumu

in Cultures and caricatures of British imperial aviation
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A colonial world

to forget the massacre during the Mutiny of European women and children at Cawnpore, the site of which was carefully preserved as an evocative ruin. Here was the inescapable proof of Indian barbarity and of the ever-present need for racial solidarity. In India, too, the ‘Eastern British’ made some headway in colonising the landscape – a vital stage in creating a sense of belonging. The hill station; the planned public space like the Calcutta Maidan; the monumental architecture of railway stations like Bombay’s; the cantonment and

in New frontiers
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The contestation of time in settler-colonial Victoria

stations and followed the missionaries’ directives in exchange for rations. 14 This situation was both acknowledged and exploited by missionaries in order to establish ‘order and regularity’. The Wesleyan missionaries at the Buntingdale mission, for example, were under orders that ‘the principle of remuneration for service ought to be observed as rigidly as possible, that such provision may operate as

in The colonisation of time

decorative artist has put his last touches to its ornaments, and it is filled with “gems rich and rare” from the four quarters of the world, one can only imagine: we must wait to see’, wrote a commentator in the Art Journal.15 Anticipation ran high in the lead-up to the Palace’s opening, ‘what is to become of the crystal palace?’ 7 and the press presented it as a site worthy of pilgrimage. Alighting at the newly completed Low Level railway station, the Crystal Palace experience began before entering the building. Eager visitors peering through the train windows for a

in After 1851
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of the Royal Society of Arts. The published version of his lecture referred to the fuel stations which were isolated for three months of the year during the rainy season, and to the way in which three weeks neglect could obliterate distinguishing marks on landing grounds and make them dangerous; during the rainy season constant attention was needed to level out elephant tracks. At Jinja, landing places were

in Air empire
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A genre comes into its own

Begley), rescues an abandoned baby. Although uniformed officers PC Weir (Joseph Brady) and PC Smith (Brian Blessed) are determined to find and arrest the parents responsible, Detective Inspector Dunn (Dudley Foster) orders them to work on a case involving stolen goods instead. These priorities are articulated spatially when Smith and Weir enter Newtown station having failed to apprehend a gang of thieves at the railway

in You’re nicked
A comparative analysis of their communities in Harbin, 1898-1930

low-grade alcohol was being distilled and opium grown along the banks of the river. The Russians bought it all, and soon the massive railway construction enterprise was under way; some 200,000 Chinese would eventually migrate north to find employment with it. The Russian developers first set out to build a train station and narrow-gauge track from the Sungari wharf to the centre of the former settlement. This transport route was later to become the major thoroughfare of Harbin, known as Kitaiskaia Ulitsa (Chinese Street) in

in New frontiers

did the Pereires achieve public recognition, the PSG was the corner-stone of their subsequent success, the foundation of their wealth. For Emile had put considerable effort into identifying and resolving the location of the first railway station in Paris, facilitated by his earlier work on the entrepôt. His ambition was to use the Paris node as the entry point for a number of rail lines, and his first preference was for an area around the Madeleine, opposed by well-to-do and aristocratic land-owners who got to the ear of the Paris municipal council.98 He was forced

in Emile and Isaac Pereire

recently reexamined Hawke’s conclusions in the light of theoretical developments in the ‘New Economic Geography’, endorsing his view that falling transport costs brought about by steam-powered transport had a negligible impact on the national location of industry.121 The example of Manchester shows that there was no tendency for cotton factories to locate near railway tracks or stations before 1850. By the mid-nineteenth century, indeed, two decades of railway competition had induced no changes in the intra-urban spatial layout of industry in Manchester. The second key

in Transport and the industrial city