Today Felicity and I travelled to Twikenham to visit Erin Pizzey, who is one of our heroines for her groundbreaking work on Domestic Violence. We arrived half an hour early, so went for a stroll around nearby York House.
This afternoon we visited the Surrey docklands, on the South side of the Thames. A few decades ago it was an area where no sensible tourist would dare venture; now it is the location of the London Hilton.
Continue reading Surrey Docklands and Rotherhith Tunnel
After spending all morning working diligently at our keyboards, we decided to reward ourselves with lunch at the Brick Lane market.
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Today we took a tube and a couple of buses to the Moat Mount nature reserve on the outskirts of London, then walked home following the Dollis Brook.
Continue reading Dollis Valley Greenwalk
I was hoping to find a fossilised plesiosaur on the beach today, but it would have to have been a baby one if we wanted to carry it home. We did find a bunch of ammonites and bought back a few smaller samples.
Continue reading Lyme Regis
Last night we took a bus from Victoria Station to Southampton and on to the village of Lindhurst where we are staying with friends in their cottage for a couple of days.
Continue reading Minstead New Forest
The area around Whitechapel is where immigrants to London often settle, probably because it has traditionally been one of the cheaper (ie: slum) areas to live. We started walking at Aldgate, where the Roman road to Colchester passed through the city wall.
Continue reading East End London