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13 October 2009

Learn the history of Fleet Street on Magpie Alley

You find all sorts of interesting things on wanders in the City, and Magpie Alley is an obvious example. Just off Bouviere Street, in London's EC4, is a lovely display charting the history of printing in the area.

The display, taking its text from English Heritage's 'A Farewell To Fleet Street', published in 1988, brings together the history of Fleet Street from Caxton to Murdoch with old photos, prints and newspaper pages from through the ages.

It's like the museum that the area never got, and your author found it very interesting. If you can't be bothered to pop by, you can learn most of the information from your desk at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleet_Street

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