The wooden sheep of Jubilee Meadow

Sheep

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A group of Commonwealth war graves in Hanwell cemetery

Hanwell Cemetery

This is a group of war graves in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Cemetery, Hanwell. I find the power of the simplicity of the CWGC gravestones very moving.

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Cat on a cold tile roof

Cat on a cold tile roof

Wandering home yesterday down Studley Grange Road, I noticed several people looking at a rooftop with great interest. This is Mighty White, a rather beautiful cat with blue, blue eyes. She is infamous in our household for accepting strokes from my mum and then scratching her. She was at ground level at the time…

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Memorial to James Charles Inglis, engineer

Hanwell Cemetery

James Inglis was a Scottish civil engineer. He was general manager of the Great Western railway and it is rather appropriate that this stylish memorial to him is in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Cemetery in Hanwell in earshot of the Great Western railway itself.

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Easy Virtue (1928)

Easy Virtue was made immediately after Downhill with some of the same cast members but I enjoyed it a lot more.

I was a little unclear how we were supposed to view Larita. She didn’t tell her husband that she was a divorcee which would be quite an omission at the beginning of a marriage even now. And she smoked like a chimney. There was one scene when she had a fag dangling from her mouth and she looked rather common. However, she was completely innocent of any shenanigans and so was a wronged woman. John’s family weren’t welcoming but maybe they weren’t happy with her stinking of smoke.

It was refreshing that the most supportive character was someone who is usually portrayed as the bitch – the former lover.

I’d like to see a restored version of this if just to see the wall coverings in the dining room scenes a little better.

Alma fact: none
Appearance by a cat or dog: several dogs including a French poodle and a British bulldog in a train luggage car
Trains: two trains featured but no humans were seen travelling in one
Source: jamespeterf’s channel on YouTube

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Roses in Hanwell cemetery

Hanwell Cemetery

Quite a substantial part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Cemetery in Hanwell is overgrown. These roses are evidence of a once well-tended grave.

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Broken crucifix in Hanwell cemetery

Broken Christ

A broken crucifix on a gravestone in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Cemetery, Hanwell.

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A gravestone in Hanwell Cemetery

Hanwell Cemetery

Hanwell is home to two cemeteries from outside the area. The next few photographs will be from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Cemetery on the north side of the Uxbridge Road.

This is Matilda Lovell de Behr, most saintly angelic precious mother.

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Hanwell flight

Canal

Strictly speaking the Hanwell flight of locks isn’t in Hanwell but I don’t care. This is my Hanwell.

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The Grand Union Canal in autumn

Canal

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