Tag Archives: London

Dr Alfred Salter – The man who created an NHS before the NHS was created

My walk of discovery along the southern bank of the Thames through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe was proving to reveal all manner of hidden gems of London both past and present.  The next discovery however was something or rather someone which … Continue reading

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Rwandan Dancers At The WTM Expo in London

Last week I was invited to attend the WTM expo at the ExCel convention centre at the Royal Victoria Docks in London.  It is the leading global travel trade show and each year brings almost 50,000 people together with the … Continue reading

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A drive through London in 1946

I came across this video today when I was mean’t to be working on one of my worik in progress manuscripts.  It shows that traffic has always been bad in London though it seems quiet at first. I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Weird Street Names of London

One of the things that I come across when I do my tours in London and indeed everywhere else in the U.K. is some of the unusual names that can be found either of settlement names or street names.  London … Continue reading

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Dr Samuel Johnson, his dictionary and quotes

It is 308 years since the birth of Samuel Johnson, who wrote the English language’s most comprehensive dictionary in the 1750s.  So this seems as good a time as any to express my utmost contrafibularities (see below) to the man … Continue reading

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Wilton’s Music Hall – Victorian London Comes To Life!

If you read my review of The Limehouse Golem earlier this week, you’ll remember how much of the plot revolves around a Victorian era music hall.  Music Halls were once widespread around the entire country but eventually became all but … Continue reading

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The Limehouse Golem – Film Review

I haven’t spent much time at the cinema this year, that is mostly because I have been so busy but also due to the proliferation of those dreadful in my opinion comic book movies which rather take over the big … Continue reading

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