Category Archives: history

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo – The remarkable story of an African slave.

The story of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo is one of the most interesting and incredible verified accounts of an African slave during the 18th Century,  Whilst it is incredible, it also illustrates well the complexities of the slave trade and some … Continue reading

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Walking Londons Canals at Camden Lock

For our next stage of walking the canals of London we leave behind the picturesque Primrose Hill and Regents Park and continue east towards the a part of London that couldn’t be more different, Camden Lock Market. As we get … Continue reading

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What would have happened if the Soviet Union had nuked London?

It is hard to imagine anything worse than a nuclear war and recently a normally well-hidden document in the National Archives in Kew (West London) has come out of hiding to be the star attraction in a new exhibition. It’s … Continue reading

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Dead Fish raining down on London at Blow-Up Bridge

So far on this series of posts on the canals of London, you’ve probably noticed that these days they are mostly tranquil places.  It wasn’t always the case and none more so than around 5am on the 2nd October 1874. … Continue reading

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Walking Londons canals…. Warwick Avenue to Regents Park.

My pictorial series of blog posts on my new London Canal Private Walking Tour continues eastwards along Regents Canal.  Part one was about Canals in general and then we started off in the Paddington Basin and then on Monday were … Continue reading

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Walking Londons canals… Little Venice

If you haven’t read my recent posts on canals in general and the Paddington Basin in particular then do feel free to go back and take a peek before coming back here. It’s amazing how much the scenery changes once … Continue reading

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The age of the Canal

During February I have spent some time exploring some of Londons canals and I thought I would do a short series of posts about canals.  They are are great place to enjoy some leisure time as I often do at … Continue reading

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