The present day Clapham High Street is an ancient Roman road. According to its inscription, the stone was erected by Vitus Ticinius Ascanius. It is estimated to date from the 1st century. According to the history of the Clapham family, maintained by the College of Heralds , in King Edgar of England gave a grant of land at Clapham to Jonas, son of the Duke of Lorraine, and Jonas was thenceforth known as Jonas "de [of] Clapham". The family remained in possession of the land until Jonas's great-great grandson Arthur sided against William the Conqueror during the Norman invasion of and, losing the land, fled to the north where the Clapham family remained thereafter, primarily in Yorkshire.
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Clapham Junction () - Forum
Set in the Clapham district of south London, England, the film is inspired by true events. The paths of several men intersect during a dramatic thirty-six hours in which their lives are changed forever. DSP Channel 4 Television. Review by Jacob Engelberg. Words fail me.
Whether you are a singleton looking for a lively social life and a quick commute to work, or a family looking for large houses, good schools and leisure activities, Clapham can offer all of the above and more. Clapham Common If you like outdoor life then having the ubiquitous Common on your doorstep will be a huge bonus. Not only does it have a large network of paths for joggers and cyclists, it also hosts a variety of events throughout the year including one day festivals and football tournaments. Transport into London The busiest station in the country is alleged to be Clapham Junction, and despite it being on the actual fringes of Clapham itself, it is an indicator of the good transport links in the area.
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