'The Holy Isle of Thorney With Its Ancient Abbey As It Appears Today', c1935. Creator: Unknown
'The Holy Isle of Thorney With Its Ancient Abbey As It Appears Today', c1935. Aerial view of the Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames in London. Thorney Island was a small island on the Thames, upstream of medieval London, where the Abbey and the Palace of Westminster were built. From "Wonderful London, Volume 1", edited by Arthur St John Adcock. [The Fleetway House, London, c1935]
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Westminster Bridge and St Thomas's Hospital, London, 1887. Artist: Unknown
Westminster Bridge and St Thomas's Hospital, London, 1887. Designed by Thomas Page, Westminster Bridge was completed in 1862. St Thomas's Hospital was originally founded in 1109. It relocated from Southwark to the South Bank in the 1860s and these buildings were designed by Henry Currey and opened by Queen Victoria in 1871. The hospital incorporated 'Nightingale Wards', allowing maximum ventilation and the dispersal of foul air, as recommended by Florence Nightingale, who worked at St Thomas's and established a nursing training school there.
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