This beautiful Poem is taken from a little book I have of First World War Poetry, and the Poppy is from our own garden, just last week. JOHN McCRAE 1872-1918 In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our […]
Collector of Old Photos, love finding treasures at Fairs, Fleamarkets & Car Boots.
Family History lover. Enjoy Wildlife & touring UK in our Motorhome.
Have a Border Collie called Skye.
On 17 July 1717, Handel’s Water Music was performed on the Thames, for King George I and a party of nobles. The event, which summons images of the Thames as a place of leisure, luxury and refinement, was described by The Daily Courant as follows: “On Wednesday Evening… […]
Here are a few strange things you may or may not know about London, from a 1951 Guide Book that I have. I have added some extra info in Pink for you……. The statue of George IV in Trafalgar Square shows the king without boots or spurs, riding […]
When we went away to Cornwall recently we stopped to do a bit shopping in Devon, and had a mouch around a couple of Charity shops, where in one I picked up another book by Nicola Thorne, I had just finished reading ‘Daughters of the House’ and this […]
Part 3…. this is the last part of the last Chapter in Book, hope you have enjoyed it…. The London County Council thus created had a distinguished first chairman, the Earl of Rosebery. Later he became Prime Minister, and the English public, always liking a sporting politician, shouted […]
Thought I would leave you with Part 2…. before we go off in the Motorhome for a couple weeks to Cornwall to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary, Part 3 when we come back………………. Continued……………………. Yet it is little more than a century since the chief roads into London […]
Part One…I came across this lovely book at a Car Boot sale (where else?) ‘London Tells Her Story’ by Walter G. Bell. This book was first published in October 1938…… whatever would Walter think of London now I wonder? The last chapter in the Book is titled […]