Dereham in Norfolk

Dereham in Norfolk is an attractive market town. We passed through on our way up to Reepham and we returned on a market day. The market takes place in the middle of the... READ MORE

Felbrigg in Norfolk

Felbrigg in Norfolk is a wonderful estate owned by the National Trust and a must-visit if you are n the area. It consists of a Hall dating from the the 1600s and surrounding... READ MORE

Sheringham Park in Norfolk

Sheringham Park in Norfolk is very attractive parkland around a 19th century mansion. Humphry Repton (1752-1818) designed the landscape and the park has a reputation as one of his masterpieces. We were spending... READ MORE

Creake Abbey in Norfolk

Creake Abbey in Norfolk is a secret and slightly mystical site. There are shops and a cafe just round the corner but it didn’t feel appropriate to mix the 20C with the atmosphere... READ MORE

The Gagliano Ensemble at the National Gallery

The tradition of concerts in the National Gallery dates back to 1922 when students of the Royal College of Music gave the first musical performance in the Gallery. And ‘..when the National Gallery was founded in  1824, one of its stated … Continued

West India Docks

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Mr Bradshaw took me to the West India Docks one warm and sunny Friday afternoon, a rare gift of a day in London this year. I loved it. Map and camera in hand, I marched resolutely amongst the remains of … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book, PART II, Third Day’s Route, District I, Limehouse and the West India Docks (no.10)

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The Limehouse Cut, joined the Limehouse Basin, and the Thames, with the River Lea and was the first navigable canal cut in London. The Limehouse Basin was built in 1820 for the transfer of goods to barges for the Cut, and thence … Continued

The London Docks

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The London Docks are no longer functioning dockyards, although the Shadwell Basin remains as a leisure centre for water sports. I returned to take photographs and to follow the remains of the lines of the Docks, using the information above, … Continued

St Katharine’s Dock

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  I returned to St Katharine’s Dock to take photographs. A previous post has the historical background, and as you can see the layout remains the same, with lock entry from the Thames, basin, and east and west docks.

Charterhouse Square and The Black Death

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The Guardian this morning carried news of twelve skeletons found beneath Charterhouse Square, thought to be victims of The Black Death. The skeletons were unearthed during the excavations for the CrossRail Project in London. Archaeologists believe the site may be a mass … Continued

London’s City Walls

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The Museum of London has a very good and interesting series of leaflets which describe the walls of the City in a walk taking anything between 2-4 hours, depending on how fast you walk, how long you linger and inwardly digest the … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, PART II, The East, District II, Aldgate, Mile End and Jewish Cemetry (no.11)

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We begin at the site of the Aldgate which was the eastern-most gate in the City walls, and stood at the junction of Dukes Place, Aldgate High Street, Minories, and Aldgate Street. (Good post in Spitalfields Life.) The gate was rebuilt several times but … Continued

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