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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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Good reasons to visit Barnard Castle! But maybe not now Dominic Cummings

Over the weekend all hell has blown up in the Westminster media bubble due to the ‘loathed’ Dominic Cummings chief advisor to Boris Johnson seeking a hideout in County Durham, 260 miles away from London. To me, I don’t really … Continue reading

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The Coal Posts of London and Hertfordshire

Almost opposite the hotel that I’m staying in at the moment is this white post below. It is an old Coal Post and is around 140 years old and it goes back to a time when coal entering London was … Continue reading

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Paying homage at the tomb of the Venerable Bede

If like myself you have anything like a passing history in old Anglo-Saxon history or even history itself, the works of Bede are something to behold. I always find it a bit boring I suppose that so many people think … Continue reading

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Open House London

Open House London has long been my favourite cultural event in London each year, despite the fact I’ve always been busy working and never got to enjoy the fun myself but it is the concept of it that I love … Continue reading

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Less than 1% of the population own 50% of England…. how do I compare?

There can be few such good decisions by individuals in history as to have been a Norman baron in the mid 11th Century than pledging allegiance to William The Conqueror in return for land in the British Isles. It’s quite … Continue reading

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The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial

Last week I mentioned in a post about the vandalism of a number of memorials in London which made me realise that I should actually write a positive post about one of them in particular, The Royal Air Force Bomber … Continue reading

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Aldgate Priory – the medieval ruins inside a 21st century office block.

Two weeks ago I was wondering round the streets of Whitechapel and Aldgate looking for a rather secret churchyard that I had passed by many times but never assumed I could get inside.  Typically, the gate which is often open, … Continue reading

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