Category Archives: Tales From The City

Tales From the City- Chatsworth Street Market London Town

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I was on a photography meet up that was held in a local London market. The Chatsworth Street Market has been around since yonks. It’s a local London Market where you can find baked bread, cheese, fish, fruit and veg, … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- Saving St Pancs

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    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bashed through St Pancs and never knew there was an amazing statue upstairs. ( I didn’t even realise that there was an upstairs with restaurants and shops! ) I missed … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- Welcome to our world little one…

It’s a funny thing we do, we Brits,  a baby arrives and it’s a Royal one to boot,  so out charge the endless crowds of paparazzi, there is a baby watch, a rumour that Kate is at a certain hospital … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- A lucky bath and a very disappointed lad.

Strange things happen in the city, I’m lucky that I have been spared quite a few of them. When the family lived in Primrose Hill, in London, the war was on. My father was only a young boy when he … Continue reading

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Good Morning London!

Finally the jet lag is just a memory. This flight was incredibly noisy. The galley crew sounded as if they were hammering pots and pans instead of serving up microwaved aeroplane food! My flight partner was a chap on his … Continue reading

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Tales From the City- Sorry- Oh the things we say.

Why do the Brits say sorry all the time? Are we really a nation so terribly polite? We say sorry when we bump into someone.  That’s just being polite.  We really don’t want to crash about into other people. So … Continue reading

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Doors- A locked door at Chislehurst Caves

This door really had me puzzled. The entrance way was wide and flanked with two stone columns. That massive, but fading  headpiece, made me believe that there was an amazing door hidden behind these two wood panels with a sturdy pad … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- A writer’s idea of a perfect day in London

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I was in need of an article printed in 1925 in The Weekly Dispatch, and there was only one place to go, The British Library Newspapers Collection, in Colindale. When I told someone I was heading up to Colindale, the … Continue reading

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Tales from the City…dodging the tube fare!

I was on my way to Oxford and on the tube to Paddington.  It was one of those wonderful days when seats were plenty. I was at Baker Street and a movement a little farther down the carriage caught my … Continue reading

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Tales From the City-The Old Iron Posts

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I was dashing along towards the train station and suddenly stopped in my tracks. It’s funny how you can pass by something all the time and never see it, but today,  these old iron railings, what remains of them anyway, … Continue reading

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