Burgos Cathedral

Burgos Cathedral is absolutely spectacular and it was just across the narrow road from the AirBnB where we spent a wonderful week. It was good to just sit and look at the building... READ MORE

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

Gresham Lecture – Journal of a Georgian Gentleman

The Gresham Lectures are free, and last night I attended the lecture given by Mike Rendell at the Museum of London. He was presenting his book, Journal of a Georgian Gentleman, a detailed picture of the life of one of his … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London and its Environs

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Bradshaw is guiding me through London in a series of Day Tours, pointing out significant buildings. I am following his routes carefully, but taking twice the time! Hints for further exploration are popping up: ‘fine warehouses‘ in the City are not … Continued

National Gallery, Carlo Crivelli

The National Gallery offers presentations on Monday lunchtimes, in the Gallery, in front of a painting. Today I ‘went with the flow’, didn’t think about whether I would enjoy the picture or not, and just turned up. Oh dear, I … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, First Day’s Route, District II (no.2)

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Bradshaw’s District II begins at the intersection in front of the Mansion House. He notes the ‘..widening of the streets and other architectural improvements…which have made the busy region…worthy of the grandeur and importance of the first city in the … Continued

Mr Bradshaw & I; preparing for the First Day

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Mr Bradshaw gives a preamble to his guided tour – clearly I need to prepare thoughtfully before setting forth. London has doubled in the past 50 years – fifty of the main cities and towns in England would not equal … Continued

George Bradshaw

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George Bradshaw (29 July 1801 – 6 September 1853) was born at Windsor Bridge, Pendleton, in Salford, Lancashire. After school he was apprenticed to John Beale, a well-known engraver in Manchester, and in 1822 he set up his own business in Manchester as an … Continued

Research sources

Mr first day with Mr Bradshaw will be Thursday 24 January and I am researching my itinerary. I am developing a list with information about activities which I have found interesting and stimulating (and which are free!), as well as … Continued

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