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Minchenden Oak – Forest Creatures

My visit to the Minchenden Oak in Southgate was on a quiet summer Sunday morning, about 10.30-11.00am. I found the...

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Minchenden Oak – Southgate

The Minchenden Oak, Southgate, N14 7JN. Once again its canopy is beginning to grow. The Minchenden (or Chandos) Oak is...

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Tachbrook Estate, Pimlico

The Tachbrook estate was built on land once part of the Equitable Gas Company’s Pimlico works sited by the King’s...

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The Tyburn Mile Stone

Pic from Google Streets showing the stone in the bank window April 2012. The Tyburn mile stone had stood outside...

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Trafalgar Square pigeons 1920s – 2000s

Here’s another compilation of tweets featuring kids, friends and their parents with Trafalgar Square’s world famous pigeons. The pigeons were...

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Diversity – or divisiveness?

How many blogs about London are run by disabled people? To be a successful blogger (specifically not about disability) and...

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Welsh Memorial in St Swithin's Church Gardens

The Walbrook Gardens aka St Swithin’s Church gardens and sometimes called the Oxford Court Gardens, were officially opened in 2001...

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Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge whom you probably know is the famous photographer, the first ever human ever to show how humans and...

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A surprise Metropolitan Water Board find!

I have never seen any Metropolitan Water Board (MWB) covers except those labelled ‘Fire Hydrant’ or otherwise (these are numerous...

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Carpenter's Road Lock? That's no restoration!

Carpenter’s Road (or Ward’s Lock as it was sometimes known) stood on the Old River Lea section of the Bow...