The etching above is by Edward Bawden and shows Liverpool Street Station in the 1930’s.
This station means a lot to me, because I grew up in Essex and it was the way in to London. We would come to London for treats like visits to Hamleys or maybe a musical like the Pajama Game or a Pantomime. The station then was very dirty and smelt of smoke / oil / and the surrounding factories of the East End. Now the station is bright and full of shops and coffee places, but the fantastic iron structure of the original building is still in place. I was early for my train so I went to say hello to the memorial to the children of the Kindertransport, and feel lucky to be able to travel where I want to and to go home again.