Category Archives: London

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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An Awning Of Despair

I found myself in the West End, behind the Royal Academy the other day, on a Suit Hunt. I’ve not had a new suit for 12 years and the ones I have no longer fit properly. It was while I … 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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Naturalised Londoner: part. 2: finding a home

In part one, here, of this series we hear how I came to be London bound. Now reality has bitten. Somehow, in the late summer of 1978 I secured a position as an articled clerk. The firm of solicitors where … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner: Part One – prior to the beginning

In February 1979 I finished my last ever exam. I stood outside the Victoria Rooms on a bitingly cold Bristol afternoon as the sun set and vowed with all the molecules that I possessed that I would never again sit … Continue reading

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Cake Not Hate – a walk and some thoughts #london #walking #lookingforthesilverlinings

Father’s day here coincided with a series of events to show the sunny side of humanity, in the spirit and memory of murdered MP Jo Cox and at the end of a dreadful week in the UK and especially London … Continue reading

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London Bridge Is Not Falling Down; It Never Will #londonbridge #Ilovelondon

London Bridge is falling down, Falling down, falling down. London Bridge is falling down, My fair lady It’s nothing special, London Bridge. Not as iconic as Tower Bridge; not as twee as Albert or as sharply modern as the Millennium. … Continue reading

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