Memories of London
I took my two daughters up to London for the day and we visited the gardens. It was a very hot day and they ran ahead to see the fountain. The youngest one had her sandals off in the blink of an eye and was in the fountain before I could stop her.
The George Inn in Southwark was one of the favourite watering holes and eating houses for the young men of the accounts department of Borax Consolidated Ltd. in Victoria. In those days the serving wenches were all dressed in Dickensian costume and we would order a steak and kidney pudding. I don't mean individual puddings but a large ...Read full memory
Relatives of mine met and fell in love at a hotel which used to stand where the Unilever Building now stands. It was a love match which lasted for many years and in relatives who were around in my youth after the Second World War. They were a maid and pastrycook at the hotel. I would love to ...Read full memory
I disagree with the date given. I think this is 1897 and shows the temporary grandstand on the corner of Whitehall and what was to become Horse Guards Avenue. The grandstand could accommodate 4,000 persons and was built for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The site had been empty for over ten years, the previous ...Read full memory