Category Archives: history

The London Olympics – My Part In Its Downfall: Part Two

Having won the bid, the initial euphoria diminished somewhat. Beijing still had to host their games and there was sure to be a lot of controversy there. In addition, in typical British ways, as soon as we’d done something successful … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen To A Lawyer: 1667 And The Expensive Hangover #memoirsofacitylawyer

In this post I will talk legal stuff. It is utterly compelling and could be turned into an award winning novel. You may, however, think otherwise. The fault lies firmly with Robbie Cheadle/Roberta Eaton for writing about the Great Fire … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Notre Dame

I suspect you need to be in a very small minority to have missed the fire in Notre Dame this week. There has been a lot spoken about it: the bravery and skill of the fire services in their operation … Continue reading

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Objects Of Curiosity

Maybe it’s just me but as you wander around a city like London which has a history stretching further than a Galilean fish supper, you are constantly brought up short by things like the above. For those who can’t read … Continue reading

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Let’s Connect

Douglas Adams, he of the phantasmagorical Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy penned another set of books based around Dirk Gently and his Holistic Detective Agency. Gently believed in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things and used that belief to solve … Continue reading

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Hidden History #deptford

Every Thursday I help out at a shelter. My journey takes me from New Cross Gate station along the A2 towards Greenwich. It’s a tired, tatty piece of south London which is also home to Goldsmiths College. I’m not a … Continue reading

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It’s In The Post

I love trains. Both the real or the train-set variety. So when the Vet and the Pest Controller bought me a ticket to ride on the Mail Rail, I was in heaven. Do you remember the excitement of receiving a … Continue reading

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