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The Square at War

This post is another in my series about London squares and will look at what happened to them during  the war.  They were dug up for allotments and bomb shelters, used as bases for barrage balloons and most famously had … Continue reading

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Gardening Good Taste…according to The Studio

Some people [including me] are lucky enough to have found a second career after retirement by turning their hobbies into work or at least almost full time voluntary activity.   One such was Charles Holme who, after a successful career  in textiles, … Continue reading

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Mornington Crescent and beyond

Our series of posts about the London Square has now reached the turn of the 20thc and the dawning recognition of their  importance.  So why Mornington Crescent?   I’d guess that for most people all that  Mornington Crescent means is … Continue reading

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A picture is worth a thousand words: Drawing Tudor Royal Gardens…

At Christmastide 1497 a great fire broke out in Henry VII’s private chambers in the mainly wooden mediaeval palace at Sheen in Surrey. It burned for 3 hours destroying a large part of the building  but it was reported that the … Continue reading

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King Herod the Gardener

Sometimes you read something in the newspaper and have to do a double take or ask yourself if you’ve lost track of time and it’s really April Fool’s Day. Today’s post  was about one such occasion. It was a fortnight … Continue reading

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