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New Walks for 2017

After a couple of months of hibernation and planning I’m shall be starting to offer a regular programme of walks again from March. I’m excited  to announce new walks for 2017 about two women I admire  very much. Ada Salter: Beautifying Bermondsey … Continue reading

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The Garretts of Gower Street – an adventure story for girls

Behind this door between the 1870s to the 1930s, four women of one remarkable family were making their mark upon the world though only one, Millicent Garrett Fawcett, is named on the plaque. So how did it begin? Apparently, her mother Louisa told this story of … Continue reading

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From Black Dwarf to Spare Rib

Why not join me on Saturday afternoon to stroll through Clerkenwell? The old Borough of Finsbury has a strong history  of print and publishing and many fictional links too. Bank notes; three national newspapers; periodicals from Edward Cave’s The Gentleman … Continue reading

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Charity Weekend – Reading, Revels & Royalty — Clerkenwell and Islington Guides

Clerkenwell and Islington Guides are marking the Queen’s official birthday with a weekend of walks across the Borough. Walks take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10th – 12th June from Angel, Farringdon, Highbury, Old Street and Upper Holloway Each … Continue reading

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The flower pot on the windowsill

Despite recent heavy winds my polypropylene and tubular aluminium “grow house” has been remarkably resilient providing shelter to plants before their move onto the allotment and giving vegetable and herb seedlings a chance to toughen up enough to stand a chance against the … Continue reading

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The man behind the Mallard, but not a duck in sight

  King’s Cross was quiet yesterday morning as I waited for the York train to become ready to board. Had it not been, I probably would have missed the recent addition of a statue honouring the engineer Sir Nigel Gresley … Continue reading

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Some London Cats

I recently stumbled across Camden-based, Laura Ford’s 2012 work Cats 1&2.  Situated at the end of Bishopsgate, appropriately close to the junction of Leadenhall Street with Whittington Avenue, these two anxious and distracted larger-than-life size cats are part of a series called Days … Continue reading

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