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Highlights of the Week on The Archive

This week at The Archive we are going global, bringing you a prince’s 50,000 mile journey across the world, as well as highlighting one of our favourite newspapers, The Sphere. Read on to discover more about The Sphere, as well as the Prince of Wales’s world tour of 1920.   Register now and explore the Archive Newspaper of the Week The Sphere, or The Sphere: An Illustrated Newspaper for the Home began in London, just as the twentieth century dawned. Published weekly, The Sphere abounded with illustrations

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Opening of the Electric Railway by the Prince of Wales – King William Street Terminus, London, 4 November 1890

On 4 November 1890, the Prince of Wales opened the world’s first electric underground railway at the King William Street Terminus in London.  The line ran from King William Street to Stockwell and, after its inauguration on 4 November 1890, it opened to the public the following month. Here is a contemporary newspaper story that reports on the grand opening.       Register today!


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