Category Archives: history

History in the here and now

Despite it being May, it is cold here, misty too, as Dog and I perambulate around the Park. Once crisp views of the city in a chill winter are hazed to a blur, technicolour leached to monochromes. The radio talked … Continue reading

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Flushed and Fabulous – a homage to sewage

I don’t want you to get the impression I’m obsessed with London’s sewage system but, see, the thing is, without the extraordinary achievements of our engineering forebears, the London that developed over the last 150 years would not have happened. … Continue reading

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Heritage that’s worth preserving

You how how it is, you follow someone and they follow someone who comments on something and you chase that zephyr of an idea across the blogs, skipping through the ether. That’s how I came across Edward Mooney, the Ruinhunter. … Continue reading

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