How many have you got?
This post was inspired in part by seeing how many old A-Z I had lying around, and part by an A-Z amble through London's more obscure museums A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P QR S T U V
A London photo every day. Some pictures will be there for their own sake, some because they are places you may like to see, all because they are part of what makes London what it is. Requests welcome!
Raising funds for Breast Cancer Care
posted by Ham at 00:02 --
Child of the first war, forgotten by the second, we called you Metro-land.If you want to find out about Metro-Land, here and here is background and here is foreground (how it is today). And before anyone complains that Betjeman ended in Amersham, not Uxbridge, I was nowhere near Amersham today.
We laid our schemes, lured by the lush brochure,
Down byways beckoned, to build at last the cottage of our dreams,
A city clerk turned countryman again, and linked to the Metropolis by train.
Metro-land, John Betjeman (BBC, 1973)
"Donated by the local community
in affectionate memory of
Patricia Penn (Penny)
1914 - 19
Champion of local causes -
and cat lover.
A link to Amazon for one of the best reads on London. I'll do a review of it shortly.
Buy any book!