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Paying respects to King Harold II of 1066 fame… a family member

As beautiful as Waltham Abbey Church is and it’s impressively large gardens and ruins outside it; for myself at least it is not the main reason to have always wanted to visit the place. For Waltham Abbey is said to … Continue reading

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Gog and Magog – The Guardians of the City of London

This week saw the annual parade for the Lord Mayor of London which celebrated the 693rd incumbent . Every year as part of one of the oldest civic parades in the world you might catch a glimpse of two fearsome … Continue reading

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The old General Lying-In hospital in Lambeth

Do you remember last Monday I wrote about the Leake Street tunnel of street art?   Well there is a good reason why the street carries that name and that is because it is just round the corner from the … Continue reading

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That time the Duke of Edinburgh gate-crashed my walking-tour

With the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh last week it reminded me of when I met him.  I remember at least two occassions though saw him in a non-speaking capacity at other times.  One time was when … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 73 – I got my vaccine!

Wednesday the 3rd of March was a big day for me for several reasons, I had another #1 book, The Budget was held in Parliament (more on that next time) and most eagerly awaited of all it was the day … Continue reading

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£xcluded Voices – True Stories of social injustice during COVID-19

As almost everyone reading this will know. I’m of of 3 million in the UK who has gone through the entirety of the Coronavirus epidemic with not a single penny of help even though in my case, it is both … Continue reading

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The Most Powerful Women in History 5 – 1

Following on my post on the first 5 of the most powerful women in history, here is the final part. 5. Theodora (500-548) was a highly influential Empress of the Byzantine Empire and a saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church. … Continue reading

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It’s got my name on it!

When I was out and about on Monday this week I made a little diversion as I noticed on the map the night before there was a street near to where I would be going that possibly has the best … Continue reading

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My newest tour – Stanmore Circular Private Walking Tour

Finally I have finished putting together my newest tour, Stanmore Circular Private Walking Tour.  It’s all ready available for booking on the Ye Olde England Tours Website and on popular sites such as Viator and Trip Advisor. It’s all entirely … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 50 – Of Woodlice and men

I remember reading Of Mice And Men At School, it was in the 80’s when it was politically incorrect to be taught Shakespeare which had lasted centuries and so we read significant work from the early 20th century which now … Continue reading

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