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Secret London: streets beneath streets of London

Originally posted on The Great Wen:
Paul, the librarian at Time Out, first told me about the street beneath Charing Cross Road in around 2005. He promised to show it to me, but never did. Then, last month, I saw…

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Trump Vs Clinton….who cares?

So today, voters in the United States of America go to the polls in their general elections.  A contest between two of the least likable or worthy people I have ever come across, to think that either candidate is the … Continue reading

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The Battle of Hastings and 1066

Today is the 950th anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles in history.  Perhaps only the Battle of Manzikert in 1071AD which saw the collapse of the Byzantine Empire and the gradual Turkification of Anatolia can rival it for … Continue reading

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Charles Wells – The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo

Charles “Monte Carlo” Wells was the only son amongst 3 sibling daughters and was born into a respectable family in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire before his family moved to Marseille in France. Charles Wells certainly had an interesting life and not always … Continue reading

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Jo Cox, Brexit & Haters – Oh My!

This is an unusual post, but then it has been an unusual week.  They say that a week is a long time in politics but recently event hours have been a long time in Politics.   I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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More photos from the old and the new

Today I finish my series of three posts looking at how particular locations have changed in appearance between some old photos that I found and which date from the 1880’s and 1890’s and how they look today using Google Steet … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings in the USA are not news, it’s a chosen way of life

It’s not often that I write anything that even vaguely touches on an opinion piece but following the news of the latest in the endless stream of mass-shootings, let alone individual shootings then I thought now would be as good … Continue reading

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