Tag Archives: Victorian

Alice Ayres – A Victorian Heroine

A few weeks ago I wrote on Postmans Park – The Memorial To Heroic Self-Sacrifice and I’d taken it upon myself to look some of the names whose valour has been memorialised her.  At random I picked the unassuming sounding Alice … Continue reading

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Christmas through the ages

It seems unavoidable, the big day has almost arrived.  Whereas last year I wrote a post on debunking myths surrounding Christmas and in 2015 on the history of Father Christmas and Santa Claus  this time around I thought I would write … 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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When to take the Christmas decorations down? Or When Christmas used to last until February!

Many people are back at work or at least thinking of doing so whilst for me, this is actually my first day off of Christmas and it is sooooo nice!   Whilst I am enjoying my Christmas lights in the … Continue reading

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Cross Bones Graveyard – A resting place for the ‘Single women’ of London

Today whilst conducting a private Charles Dickens Walking Tour with a colleague, I took a little detour through the back streets of Borough and Southwark to visit two very special and unique places. This area of London lies just south of … Continue reading

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Mary Seacole – The Greatest Black Briton

Many of us are familiar with the accounts of Florence Nightingale, the British nurse who worked tirelessly and in the most trying of circumstances during The Crimea War and who in many ways pushed forward and pioneered modern day healthcare … Continue reading

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The more things change – Photos of then and now

Following from my popular post earlier in the week  Then and now – How sights have changed in 130 years I have collated some more of the old colour photographs from the 1890s cataloging interesting sights around England and then using … Continue reading

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