Tag Archives: Stanmore

Visiting the grave of W.S Gilbert – the very model of a modern Major-General

One of the main things I waned to find on my walk I wrote about on Monday was the grave of W S Gilbert.  I’m used to finding obscure graves amongst hundreds thousands in cemeteries a mile or more in … Continue reading

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The ruined church of St John the Evangelist in Stanmore

With the never ending lock-down being met with never ending warm weather, I decided to go and join up the dots of my new Stanmore tour which I actually worked out dreamt up whilst writing my blog posts on the … Continue reading

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The Master Oak – The Greatest and Oldest Oak Tree in Middlesex

Following on from my post last week where I visited the old WW2 Pillbox, my walk continued through the Bentley Priory Nature Reserve in NW London. The name Bentley is believed to derive from the Anglo-Saxon word Beonet, which means … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 34 -Social Distancing in a WW2 Pillbox

I was going to post this in a week or two but with it being VE weekend I thought I’d bring it forward a little.  I took these photos on one of my once in a  blue moon walks, I … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 32 – Exploring Grims Dyke

Following on from my post on Monday and indeed April and March, I thought I would finish off this walk with a visit to Grims Dyke.   Grims Dyke is an iron age or possible older earthworks that at one time … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary – Social distancing on the battlefield with King Cassivellaunus – kicker of Roman ass!

Those of us who haven’t gone completely doolally in these self-isolating times might remember a few weeks ago I wrote  Coronavirus Diary 23 – A visit to Caesar’s Pond, Stanmore.   This post pretty much carries on from there and just … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 23 – A visit to Caesar’s Pond, Stanmore.

If you remember a month or so ago I broke my curfew and went out through the woods to visit a new vantage point over London.  On that day I made sure I would take a visit to a place … Continue reading

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