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The Simpson family

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My dad in the army

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James Alexander Simpson 12/12/36-03/03/2014

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Leith New Lines

Leith has had in its past rather a lot of railway lines all of which are defunct. However, the evidence of them is everywhere. Leith New Lines by the Caledonian Railway is an example of how much money there was … Continue reading

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Shrubhill House

Halfway up Leith Walk (or halfway down, I suppose) opposite Albert Street there is an eyesore of a remarkable standard. It is called Shrubhill House. It was built in the sixties and housed the City of Edinburgh’s social work department. … Continue reading

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Seven women

I thoroughly enjoyed Halbwelt Kultur at the Jermyn Street Theatre but I was disappointed by the lack of information about the women portrayed by the seven fine performers. The official website mentions who plays who but there isn’t any biographical … Continue reading

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The renamed streets of London

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

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The wonders of tobacco

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

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A Victorian post box

On St Pancras Way – a Penfold hexagonal pillar box. Continue reading

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River Fleet walk

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

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