A Knight’s Tale (33: Cricket In The Street)

Earlier I mentioned playing in the street in 1947. This continued well into the ’50s. In those early years all the children played in the street.  The presence of a car in this right-angled road was a very rare occurence.  It was therefore perfectly safe, even to play ball games, which are now banned inContinue reading “A Knight’s Tale (33: Cricket In The Street)”

Not Really A Crime Scene

I have received a 4th Anniversary Greeting from WordPress. Haircut; car tax; filling up with petrol; paying in cheques; a new plant tray. I don’t normally report on the mundane, but this lot did occupy most of the morning. This was a day of poor light, not conducive to photography, so I scanned some more colour slidesContinue reading “Not Really A Crime Scene”

Charles Holden’s Legacy

TO ENLARGE AN IMAGE, CLICK ON IT. REPEAT IF REQUIRED I have used the London Underground almost all my life. My earliest memory is of visits to South Kensington where my maternal grandparents lived in the early 1950s. It was not until Helen and Bill gave me this book for Christmas that I had everContinue reading “Charles Holden’s Legacy”

Wiltshire And The West End

Steady rain fell most of the day, so I scanned some more colour slides for posterity. The more observant readers will note that I have converted three to black and white images. 19th December 1979 was Matthew’s eleventh birthday. Being the generous soul he is, he allowed Becky to blow out his cake candles. I had toContinue reading “Wiltshire And The West End”

Losing Control

12th July 2014 I began the day by posting yesterday’s entry. This afternoon Jackie drove me to New Milton where I boarded the train to Waterloo for a trip to Shampers, Simon Pearson’s wine bar in Kingly Street, where Michael was holding his second 50th birthday celebration. To walk my normal route to Green Park,Continue reading “Losing Control”

Mrs St Barbe

Piccadilly Circus from Regent Street in December 1963 is today’s advent picture.  The circus was originally created in 1819, although it has undergone various alterations in the almost two centuries that have elapsed since then.  Having been used for advertising since the early 1900s, this is possibly the oldest and most famous site in theContinue reading “Mrs St Barbe”

‘If It’s Worth A Photograph……’

Today’s advent picture is similar to the first, but has a different coloured central star.  This seems to me to offer far more variation than one would see today.  It is worthy of note that there are very few pedestrians admiring the window display and the vehicles on Regent Street in December 1963 are allContinue reading “‘If It’s Worth A Photograph……’”

Meandering Through Soho

Today I travelled by tube to Victoria for a trip around my ’70s home in Soho.  As I neared Morden station two community support police officers rushed past me towards the crowded forecourt.  I thought we were in for some excitement, but they simply wanted to board the 93 bus. Leaving the underground at VictoriaContinue reading “Meandering Through Soho”