Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, Day 8 completed (no.76)

The Manor of Finsbury (or Fensbury) was established in 1104 and granted to the City of London in 1315. The land stretched northwards from the City walls, an area of moors and bogs, but by 1607 Richard Johnson described it … Continued

Travel in France, Clermont-Ferrand to Correze

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On the road again! Day 4 in France was travelling from Clermont-Ferrand, through part of the Auvergne to see the church at Orcival, and then on to Corrèze. There was a last look at Clermont-Ferrand from the heights above the town, but … Continued

Hampton Court Flower Show final photographs

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There were stunning dahlias in the Floral Marquee. Beautiful begonias and hardy fuchsias. Heucheras! And after all the excesses of colour and bloom there was this beautiful display from The Ohara School of Ikebana. After several hours, and the best … Continued

New River Walk (No.5)

At the Hornsey Water Works the path turns right to go under the railway and then turns left into Western Road. A signpost at this point would have been helpful…. Walk along the left side of Wood Green Common, heading towards … Continued

New River Walk (No.4)

The area that is now called Finsbury Park was a wooded area, Hornsey Wood, in the Manor of Brownswood which belonged to St Paul’s Cathedral. (See a detailed history of the Park here.) The Park was formally opened in August 1869 after the … Continued

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