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Very, very, happy memories of living in Chingford in the 60's. I moved to Westward Road when I was five and I went to Chase Lane School when it still had more or less outside toilets! One of the teachers (I think the maths teacher) still had one of the old fashioned desks with steps that led up to the seat. Saturday (...Read full memory)
I've never heard of this being referred to as Queen Bodicea obelisk. I have always known it as the Royal Observatory obelisk, created as a referral point for the Greenwich 0 (zero) deg line of longitude which it is placed on. The area close by on top of Pole Hill was private land once owned by Lawrence of Arabia and in (...Read full memory)