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Author Archives: Hazel
Walking around Primrose Hill in the former borough of St Pancras I came across this lovely example of a renamed street which naturally made me ask why would you do that? This fascinating article about fireman Fred Rayment explains all: … Continue reading
The words Mornington Crescent generally make me cringe, and maybe that’s why I have never visited the area before. The Carreras factory was completed in 1928 and made cigarettes. It is now is the home of the British Heart Foundation. … Continue reading
Andy and I went on a guided walk along the route of the “mighty river Fleet” from its rising on Hampstead Heath, down its route through Camden, and into the City to its outfall under Blackfriars Bridge. Our two guides … Continue reading
A place of safety on the Central Line in White City.
This magnificent building on the corner of York Street and Arragon Road in Twickenham has a surprisingly poor internet trail. Our first thought was that it might have been a telephone exchange but I rejected that because it isn’t ugly … Continue reading
It was a long weekend at the tail end of August and, since, otherwise we would do b-all, Andy and I decided to get a bus to Brentford and then walk from there to Mortlake Crematorium. (We ended up at … Continue reading
Hectorina Maclennan was one of John Christie’s victims. Her name caught my eye because it is so obviously a name of a woman from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It is sad that she immigrated from so far to … Continue reading
A lovely example of graffiti art made by Innocent Alex whose work can be seen down the Grand Union Canal on the Hanwell/Brentford border.
A natural and man-made combination of clouds made a beautiful sky over Hanwell as the contrails spread out to join the alto cumulus.