Welcome to the revamped, all new Londonstation site. This is the latest version of the still ongoing project of hand coloured photos of the London Underground.
All the pictures were shot on black
and white film and have been laboriously coloured using Adobe
“Why bother?” The answer to this
question is that about 10 years ago I began to notice that all the
stations were beginning to change, there were various reasons for
this. Some stations were in a rotten state of disrepair and needed
cleaning up, others seemed to be wilfully changed to get ready for
some kind of forthcoming privatisation. Whatever the reason, I thought
it would be a good idea to try and document many of the buildings
before they changed too much. Initially I wasn’t too sure how the
photos would be used but a few years ago
This project has been running ever since.
Thanks to a grant from The London College of Printing the project has taken on various forms. There have been several exhibitions of the work, talks given and it has been featured on radio and in print. The next stage is to be a publication in book form called “Tales From The Underground”.
This is where you can help. I am
searching for stories from the public about events that have happened
to them whilst travelling on the Underground. Please visit the
“Tales” area of
the site to give you a flavour of some of the stories that have been
supplied so far. I need plenty more and I would be most grateful if
any one could e-mail me with there anecdotes for future
This site is a member
of London Transport Web Ring.