Gaslight resources

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Discussion about historical events, people, items, etc. that can add to the flavor to any historical game setting.
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Re: Gaslight resources

Post by Scott Dorward » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:21 pm

RobH wrote:In the 19th century a rapidly expanding population combined with demand for land to build on placed intolerable pressure on London's burial grounds. The solution was the London Necropolis Railway carrying coffins and mourners from a dedicated station at Waterloo direct to a large purpose-built cemetery 25 miles south west of the city centre.
Paul Fricker and I went down to Brookwood with our friend Robin a few years ago. There is nothing of the Necropolis Railway left, sadly, but it's still a wonderful graveyard to visit, with lots of wild undergrowth and some striking monuments. We spent the best part of a day strolling around, and still left plenty of ground unexplored.

One highlight was visiting the small Russian Orthodox church on the grounds. The priest there was very welcoming and delighted in telling us about local history.

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Old Bailey records

Post by RobH » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:01 am

The Central Criminal Court ("Old Bailey") recently put all its records from 1674 to 1913 online and searchable by keywords, location, crime, date and so forth: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/forms/formMain.jsp

For example, you want to see burglaries brought to court in early 1891? Voila!

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Re: Gaslight resources

Post by KeeperMurph » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:59 pm

This is somewhat related to the generalized topic, but I'll have to do some research later on the background.

1800s: Victorian headless photographs http://zite.to/14N3mvT


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Re: Gaslight resources

Post by RobH » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:29 pm

There's a wikipedia list of demolished buildings and structures in London, listing several streets and buildings which existed in the period but are no longer there. It also has evocative photographs of streets and buildings in various parts of London from the later part of the 19th century:

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Re: Gaslight resources

Post by Keeper Dan » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:07 am

You sir, are a research machine. :yay:
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Re: Gaslight resources

Post by Shannon Mac » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:07 pm

Just bookmarked all the links for a possible future Gaslight one-shot. Thanks to all. :cthulhudance:
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Re: Gaslight resources

Post by Citysliker » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:44 pm

Hey guys,

Some newly published pics:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... raphy.html

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Re: Gaslight resources

Post by R.J. MacReady » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:13 am

RobH you're a machine! There is a book called "What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew" by Daniel Pool that's a nice guide of sorts (for us Yanks especially) exploring plenty of eclectic Victorian era information. Worth checking out.


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