Bradshaw & Cavendish Square

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Mr Bradshaw does not mention Cavendish Square and yet the Cavendishes were closely involved with the families developing in this area. I went to look. The traffic roars around the square but it was built as a residential area and I wondered if … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book, Sixth Day, The West, Berkeley, Grosvenor, & Portman Squares (no.32)

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Mr Bradshaw accompanied me to London this afternoon for the first time since mid-September – I have missed him and today felt almost like a secret assignation. I set off rather nervously with my new camera. Mr Bradshaw launched himself: … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London

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Mr Bradshaw and I have taken a rest from each other over the past few weeks so that I could visit Sicily – fabulous! – and deal with some family problems/challenges. Then my camera broke…. Next week I will be … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book, The West, Sixth Day, Regent Street & surrounds, (no.31)

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Mr Bradshaw and I had rather a subdued day today – perhaps I was just tired, or perhaps I was disappointed. View Bradshaw, Regent Street in a larger map Behind The National Gallery I was to note ‘..the new structure [which] opened in … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book, The West, District III, Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, Holland House, (no.30)

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The Manor of Eia (consisting of Ebury, Neate, and Hyde) was held by Geoffrey de Mandeville (d.1100) after the Conquest. He was one of the ten richest men in England at the time and it was he who gave the land to Westminster … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book, The West, District III, between St James’s Street & Green Park (no.23)

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As we walked through Green Park Mr Bradshaw mentioned that ‘..the eastern side is bounded by many of the finest mansions of the nobility..’, so I set off to investigate and this map explains the area which occupied me.

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