Tag Archives: Local history

Statues of Stature: Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street

Now this statue is instantly identifiable.  It is of course, our hero, the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, standing puffing a pipe, outside of Baker Street Tube Station on the Marylebone Road. This bronze artwork was created by artist John Doubleday … Continue reading

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New header: Staunton Country Park, Hampshire

Our new header is taken from a visit to Staunton Country Park, Hampshire, shot one sunny day last November.  Staunton is an extraordinary place – a former estate, the Victorian house was demolished leaving this gorgeous landscape and the property’s … Continue reading

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We have all gone a little Dickens crazy

On the 7th February the UK’s first statue of world famous author Charles Dickens, on what would have been his 202nd birthday, will be unveiled in his birthplace of Portsmouth we thought we would share a few “what the Dickens” facts…. … Continue reading

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A date for your diary – Loseley House re-opens this May

Loseley House, one of the great Elizabethan estates will re-open to the public this May. Loseley House is situated within 1,400 acres of verdant Surrey countryside of which 140 is woodland and 650 set-aside for farming.  In the same family for over 500 years … Continue reading

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In the Frame: Crossing Abbey Road

For this week’s “In the Frame” we are quite literally walking in the footsteps of legends – crossing Abbey Road! The Abbey Road crossing is now Grade II listed and is a constant lure for tourists wanted to emulate that famous … Continue reading

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In the Frame: Dalyan Rock Tombs

While travelling in Turkey this year I was lucky enough to come across the spectacular rock-cut Dalyan tombs. This group of 4th century BC tombs – including the largest, unfinished one – have borne dumb witnesses to the events throughout … Continue reading

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This Way to the Air Raid Shelter!

When you reach number 66 Tooley Street, take a look – and perhaps a double take – towards the sky – yes, your eyes are not deceiving you – that IS a rocket attached to the side of the building. … Continue reading

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