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The Old Road (with random pictures…) #dad’spoems

I thought, to be different I’d offer another of my father’s epic poems for you, interspersed with some pictures from Crystal Palace Park. There’s no obvious link, just I rather enjoy both. The Old Road (A Tale Of The New … Continue reading

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A New History #crystalpalacesubway

There was nothing special about Sydenham Hill in the 1840s. A minor lump 7 miles ¬†pretty much due south of St Paul’s it’s future changed with the decision to move the huge glass buildings of the 1851 great Exhibition to … Continue reading

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To the woods, to the woods…

  From time to time, we set out on a walk with a fixed purpose – yes, beyond coffee and cake somewhere along route. Goodness, do you think I’m fixated? Saturday was a case in point. And Thursday before that. … Continue reading

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