Category Archives: London

Posts predominantly related to London

Coronavirus Diary – Social distancing on the battlefield with King Cassivellaunus – kicker of Roman ass!

Those of us who haven’t gone completely doolally in these self-isolating times might remember a few weeks ago I wrote  Coronavirus Diary 23 – A visit to Caesar’s Pond, Stanmore.   This post pretty much carries on from there and just … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 23 – A visit to Caesar’s Pond, Stanmore.

If you remember a month or so ago I broke my curfew and went out through the woods to visit a new vantage point over London.  On that day I made sure I would take a visit to a place … Continue reading

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A look at my local Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association… Trough

The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association was an association set up in London by Samuel Gurney, a Member of Parliament, and philanthropist and Edward Thomas Wakefield, a barrister, in 1859 to provide free drinking water. Originally called the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 13 – Breaking the curfew for a peek over London

You know sometimes you just think you’ll write a 10 minute blog post and then 2 hours later….. If some one had told me 6 months ago that I would be living in a 1830’s house in a village with … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 12 – Small steps, big solutions

One of the things about self-isolating when you’re on your own is that there are very limited opportunities to speak and fewer still that anyone might answer back.   Yesterday I went to my front door and daringly opened it. There … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus and me

Like almost everyone else, I’ve been watching the Coronavirus do its stuff from the last weeks of 2019 up to the present day and even though I don’t yet have it; it has affected me quite badly. As a tour … Continue reading

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The secret green huts of London

They are an icon of London; not as famous as those famous red symbols such a telephone boxes, post boxes, double decker buses or soldiers on guard and they are certainly less common than the iconic London black taxis but … Continue reading

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