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London’s urban growth continued abated. Walter Besant, the London essayist, reckoned there were two million inhabitants in the new districts of West Ham, East Ham and Stratford, a figure surpassing that of capital cities such as Berlin, Saint-Petersburg or Philadelphia. The population of West Ham rose from 19 000 in 1851 to 270 000 in 1901. By 1909 Ford Madox Ford forsaw London engulfing the whole of the Home Counties from Oxford to Cambridge down to Brighton. ‘It’s on the road, this change. It has to come: all south-eastern England is just London.’ The rate of expansion and development he was witnessing led him to extrapolate the existing rail facilities and imagine a half-hour high-speed London-Oxford connection.