Readers who use a Kindle or Kindle App may find this free download of interest. On Saturday March 13th, Julia’s Room is free to download. This is Pacific Standard Time not GMT so UK readers might have to wait for America to wake up before the download is available. Julia’s Room is a novella by…… Continue reading Julia’s Room is free today!
Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869
Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 1869 – 19 August 1944) was an English conductor best known for his association with London’s annual series of promenade concerts known as The Proms. In 1893 a new concert hall opened in London. The hall could seat over two thousand people and the sound quality was the best…… Continue reading Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869
On This Day in 1939 the first Anderson Shelter was erected.
I’m not so old that I can remember WW2 first hand! But Anderson shelters were to be found during my childhood in use as garden sheds. Indeed, an Anderson shelter is still in use as a garden shed in the house next door to my very elderly aunt. When we visited her as children in…… Continue reading On This Day in 1939 the first Anderson Shelter was erected.
How to wear your bowler 1960s style
I haven’t had a hat post for a few days and thought this one was worth a look. https://youtu.be/gY0lNzgvSFo And this stock film from Pinewood Studio of rush hour crowds crossing London Bridge is really good quality. No sign of Swinging London yet but a good shot of a police officer on a raised platform…… Continue reading How to wear your bowler 1960s style
The longest running British stage play opened in London #OnThisDay in 1952.
The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in London’s West End on 25th November 1952 and has been running continuously since then. It’s the longest running West End show with over 26,000 performances. Agatha Christie herself did not expect The Mousetrap to run for such a long time. In…… Continue reading The longest running British stage play opened in London #OnThisDay in 1952.
Does London need a garden bridge?
I usually start the day with a cup of tea and a quick look through the BBC News website. Today one story on my iPad was headed up: Garden Bridge project “nearly collapsed”. I don’t live in London so this plan for a new bridge to span the River Thames has passed me by. The…… Continue reading Does London need a garden bridge?