A Knight’s Tale (37: Garrick House)

The play area in Cottenham Park now occupies the site where I lost my fourteenth summer. I was playing cricket with some friends and no-one wanted to be wicket keeper.  As a bowler I was no wicket keeper.  However I nobly volunteered.  I stood far too upright and far too close to the stumps.  AContinue reading “A Knight’s Tale (37: Garrick House)”

We’re Off Out

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. THE PAIR ACCESS A GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today we are travelling to Leatherhead for the annual Gilbert and Sullivan production of the Godalming Operatic Society directed by Jackie’s cousin Pat O’Connell. We intend to make our leisurely way there; join Helen, Bill, ShellyContinue reading “We’re Off Out”

Cottenham Park

On another cloudy morning I set off for Cottenham Park in what estate agents now call West Wimbledon.  In Maycross Avenue I met another elderly lady. I didn’t attempt to engage Dolly in conversation.  Further along I spotted another effort at accommodating both pansies and the motor car. Arriving at Raynes Park, I walked up AmityContinue reading “Cottenham Park”