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Alice in Gardenland

I started this post a while back following a a visit to Christ Church for the Gardens Trust conference in Oxford in September 2019.  The visit had special significance for the Gardens Trust because Christ Church was once home to … Continue reading

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Austerity, Car Parks and Concrete

I looked last week at the fate of London’s  squares during wartime, and one might have thought that things couldn’t get much worse.  Unfortunately, as in many other areas of post-war life they did.  There was no quick recovery and … Continue reading

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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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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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More on Lyveden

Last week’s post looked at the background to the building of Lyveden New Bield by Sir Thomas Tresham in the very last few years of Elizabeth I’s reign.  We began a tour of the garden and ended having reached the … Continue reading

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