Walthamstow – Morris And The Wild, Wild, Wetlands

0 “How can I ask working-men passing up and down hideous streets day by day to care about beauty? ” asks Morris. Morris, whose father is one of the many […]

Walthamstow Village – Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

0 Its 1720. Mr Jacobson has just settled down in his elegant home in Walthamstow to read the latest headlines about the spectacular burst of the South Sea bubble. A […]

Arundel Castle – A Reduced History From The Normans To The Norfolks

0 I’ve done a six-mile walk, from Arundel to Stoke, and now I must return, to the company of folk, I walk along a tunnel, of ferns and tall lithe […]

Arundel – A Circular Walk To South Stoke

0 As my train approaches, the town of Arundel, the outline of its castle, casts me under a spell, My train is now a carriage, accompanied by knights, wooded dales […]

Kensington Palace – A Carousel Of Kings and Queens

0 There are many movies and stories about the second longest reigning British monarch. She becomes Empress of India, may or may not have become Mrs. Brown, controversially befriends Abdul […]

Kensington Palace Gardens – A Royal Garden Born From A Glorious Revolution

0 William the III of Orange sails over in 1688 with an armada 4 times larger than the Spanish one in 1588. A rather provocative entourage for one who has […]

Blenheim – The Grand Old Dukes of Marlborough, Part II

0 “Oh the grand old Dukes of Marlborough, they had acres of land, they built a palace oh so grand, and appointed Lancelot, and when he was done, he was […]

Blenheim – The Grand Old Dukes of Marlborough, Part I

0 In a town along the Danube, in the depth of Bavaria, a man scrawls a note on the back of a tavern bill. It says “I have not time […]

Sonning to Reading – Back to Prose and Reading

0 Having made it from Shiplake to Lower Shiplake, I must now get to Reading, my nearest station at 4 miles away. But I’m not complaining, as it promises to […]