Category Archives: London

Breaking the Law 20/1

My name is Charles Carter. I am a police officer in Her Majesty’s Constabulary. For the last fifteen years, I have been certain that a local East End pawnbroker – one Mordecai Gold – is more than a simple business man, working out of a jeweler’s shop on Fournier Street. To the man in the […]

Oct 21

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

A little late to the game with this challenge. Visiting Nunton Cemetery, I came across these little grave stones. Not for children or pets, they are what the poorest of Victorian society used to mark their final resting place. I showed them to Year 10; we’re doing Christmas Carol: just got to the graveyard scene. […]

Sep 23

My Favourite Weekend – the review

Open House London last weekend proved -as always- fuel for the imagination. We began by the river in Southwark at the old mortuary. Bodies dragged from the Thames came here to be dried out, assessed for infectious diseases, and autopsied. Mind racing for book 3 (yes I know book 2 isn’t finished) we headed to […]

My favourite weekend

I love this weekend. It’s Open House London; a chance to explore normally closed buildings. Open London is in its 25th year. OH and I are in our 5th year. There are so many buildings to see and new ones added every year, that we’ve only begun to scrape the surface. Only doing one day […]

Holiday: 35 (blue plaques 29,30 & 31)

OH and I had a wander by tube to Ealing Broadway. After a spot of lunch we headed off to our first blue plaque of the day at Ealing Studios. Pokemon says Ealing Studios is famous for the Monty Python films. Pokemon knows nothing. Home to the greatest British comedies, more like. So I grant […]

Holiday: 18 & 19

Got very wet walking. Found a hole in my shoe. Did some writing, the old fashioned way. 13 pages , which id love to type up – when windows ceases updating. Off today to find the two policeman killed in the siege of Sidney Street. Visited city cemetery many times but can’t find the memorial. […]

50 before 50: #14

I first came to this man through the film Ghandi. Amazing politician.  Need to learn more about him when life allows