Category Archives: Heritage

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Jewels of Persia at the Epic Iran – 5,000 years of Culture exhibition at the V&A

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world’s largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts, and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince … Continue reading

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The fall and rise of St Pancras Clock

Railways have become synonymous with time keeping as their successful operation is measured through following a timetable. Before the railways time was a much more local matter based on the 24hr rotation of the earth resulting in East Anglia being … Continue reading

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My new St Albans 360 degree Virtual Video Tour

As almost everyone who reads my blog must know, I’m in my 16th month of no tour work or any government support whatsoever so during the winter I started creating video tours in and around London. Virtual Video Tours They … Continue reading

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Making a Christmas Posset

It’s long been traditional at this time of year to make mulled wine or cider and its something I too often do.   It’s certainly just the thing for cold winter weather at Christmas time. However there is a drink … Continue reading

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Penny for the Guy and other forgotten Guy Fawkes Night traditions.

Before we go anywhere, have you read my old post Remember, Remember The 5th Of November which explains all the glorious goings on behind Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes Night or simple Fireworks night. If not, please do 🙂 and come … Continue reading

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My close encounter with a London Ghost last week!

It’s still a few days before Halloween and I have a whole plethora of Halloween themed posts as well as from history such as Corpse Roads and Dancing on the Dead at Enon Chapel – The Victorian Sensation! to more recent … Continue reading

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Dragons Hill – Where Saint George killed that dragon!

We’re nearing the end of my series of posts set on and around Whitehorse Hill and the Ridgeway.  It would be easy to think that surely there is nothing else to see within the short walk of the car park … Continue reading

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I found an old fashioned water well in my street!

Snooping around is part of my job and I end up in all sorts of weird and sometimes possibly illegal situations especially in the old City of London or out in the country. Two days ago I noticed that there … Continue reading

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Visiting WW1 trenches in the heart of England

As someone with a keen interest in WW1 or The Great War, I’ve written before on my visits to the Western Front in France and Belgium. Not many people know that there are still trenches in England and conveniently only … Continue reading

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The secret world of Knocker-upper’s!

We’ve all know how job roles become obsolete overnight but this isn’t something new.  Have you ever given thought how people would get up on time for work?   I’ve never had a problem getting up for work.  If I have … Continue reading

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