Category Archives: history

Feb 14

50 before 50: #13 (Barons Court Road)

This one needs no introduction 

Feb 14

50 before 50: #9, 10 & 11 (Chiswick)

Some people you find just like that Others need no introduction While this one needs a bit of research

Feb 13

50 before 50: #8 (Feltham)

Considering he was such a flamboyant man, this is such a simple memorial 

Feb 13

50 before 50: #7 (Chiswick)

And sometimes a blue plaque sends you scurrying back to one of your favourite movies

Feb 11

50 before 50: #6 (London)

Sometimes you come across a blue plaque that makes you want to learn more about the person or building to which it refers. For me this is one of them. I was intrigued. Who the devil was Montague Pyke? It turns out he was for the time the cinema king. The most important man in […]

Apr 14

Weekly Photo challenge: Monument

  On the 14th of June 1645,  the New Model Army under the command of Cromwell, Ireton and Fairfax, ( some 14,000 strong) took on the Royalist army, under the command of Prince Rupert of the Rhine (7,000 men and horse) in the fields around the village of Naseby. It was the decisive battle of […]

Aug 21

Churchill’s and Lloyd George’s Graves – a few thoughts…

On the last day of the holiday, we went to Blenheim; this time to “do the indoors.”  Why? Well because  In 1949, Lucy (of The End of the Pier fame) finds herself there. I’m not telling what the reason for her visit was – that would be telling; and until we were back on the […]