London, Westminster Abbey From Victoria Tower c.1955

London, Westminster Abbey From Victoria Tower c.1955

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Memories of London

Prodigal Son Returned

I think it ought to be mandatory, for every person of English heritage, to pass through Westminster Abbey at least once! Returning from Canada and, later, the USA , for only the ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Dylan Rivis

Painful Memories Of Paulton Square.

As a frightened 7 year old, in 1950,  I was plunged into an unfamiliar London life when my meddling and self righteous aunt unfortunately reminded my stepfather of ...Read full memory

A memory of London by Dylan Rivis

My Birth Place

this is the hospital i was born in .My parents moved to london in the 50s from south wales. They have both past away ,we moved back to wales in the 1970s

A memory of London by Catherine Jones

The Bank Of England

The "Bank" has occupied this site since the late seventeenth century. Although you cannot see from either this view or indeed from the street, there is an exquisite garden and lawn ...Read full memory

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The camera is on top of the Victoria Tower above the House of Lords. Immediately below is the abbey's chapter house, where parliament once met. Members were seated, like the monks had been, in a circle. If Edward VI had not offered St Stephen's chapel with its facing walls for the Commons, then the lower chamber might have evolved into a round building, as elsewhere in Europe.

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