Category Archives: Heritage

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Thomas Becket Play and Pageant 2022

Whilst I was giving a Roman Tour on Saturday, my guests and I happened across a mini rehearsal fora special event coming up later this week in the Guildhall Yard. Two very large figures were inthe process of being taken … Continue reading

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London Decorated for the Platinum Jubilee

Working every day in the streets of London can have its challenges. What is merely a news item on protestors, sporting events, strikes or terrorists that other people watch from afar is for me, real-life. Protests for good or bad … Continue reading

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Celebrating The Platinum Jubilee

There aren’t many things in life longer in the making than the opening of the Elizabeth Line but one of them is the Platinum Jubilee which marks the 70th year of service Her Majesty The Queen has given to the … Continue reading

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Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival – Celebrating the 360th Birthday of Punch and Judy

One of the things about doing tours in London is that in a way it is both my office and indeed my stage and tours can be variable and incorporate whatever it is we come across in addition to my … Continue reading

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Getting Snug With Box Beds

If you’ve ever browsed properties for sale in expensive and over-crowded cities such as London, Tokyo or New York you may have seen some creative descriptions from estate agents that are only surpassed by the ingenious if often very unsatisfactory … Continue reading

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50 sayings that are off to the knackers yard!

A few years ago I wrote a book called My New Book – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth : 100 Idioms, their Meanings and Origins which always sells quite by my standards, especially at Christmas. Words and sayings have been such … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Green Canopy

Last week when I was out and about in London I passed through the Embankment Gardens as I do quite often. It’s one of the most beautiful parks in Westminster and always full of blooming flowers, well kept lawns, water … Continue reading

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The death and resurrection of Margorie McCall

If you’re anything like me then there is nothing that quite tickles your fancy like a historic ‘resurrection’ story.   This one took place in Ireland in 1705 when after succumbing to a fever Margorie McCall was hastily buried to … Continue reading

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Oakham Stocks – A quirky remnant of punishments from the Middle-Ages.

A few days ago I went to see a dear friend of mine in Oakham, a little market town in the once abolished and now restored count of Oakham. There are lots of good reasons to visit Oakham and its … Continue reading

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The Statue of King Alfred The Great that isn’t all it might appear.

Every where you go in London, it is hard to move without bumping into statues and the politics behind who is worthy of a statue, where it should be and how high a status it has in comparison to other … Continue reading

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