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City of London Councilor Tried to Blackmail Colleague

The developing case of the City of London priest and councilmember caught in an abuse row (that’s Brit for scandal) took a new turn as it emerged he had allegedly tried to blackmail a fellow City councilor while both were holding public office. 253 more words

Lost London - The Great Conduit...

Located at the junction of Cheapside and Poultry, the Great Conduit, also known as the Cheapside Standard, was a famous medieval public fountain.

The Great Conduit (the word conduit refers to column fountains fitted with ‘cocks’ or taps for dispensing the water) gave access to water piped using gravity four kilometres from the Tyburn into the City largely via lead pipes. 299 more words

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Lost London - The Great Conduit...

Located at the junction of Cheapside and Poultry, the Great Conduit, also known as the Cheapside Standard, was a famous medieval public fountain.

The Great Conduit (the word conduit refers to column fountains fitted with ‘cocks’ or taps for dispensing the water) gave access to water piped using gravity four kilometres from the Tyburn into the City largely via lead pipes. 299 more words

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180 years ago: The Flats on Fire

This month 180 years ago a huge fire consumed a large area of Wanstead Flats. Approximately one tenth of the total 335 acres of grassland was set ablaze – the cause believed to be a discarded tobacco pipe. 652 more words

Wanstead

10 small, ‘secret’ and historic gardens in central London…2. Whittington Garden…

The history of this City of London garden can be immediately spotted in the garden’s name.

It’s named for Richard (Dick) Whittington, a four time medieval mayor of London whose name (and cat) has been immortalised in stories and rhymes which continue to be retold in Christmas pantomimes every year (you can read more about the real Dick Whittington in our earlier post… 237 more words

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Three City Empire: Vatican-City of London-Washington D.C.

They all come under no national authority, they have separate laws, they pay no taxes, they have their own police force and even possess their own flag of ‘independence’. 421 more words

History

Hayes to Addington Hills walk

London LOOP Section 4 (part)

The mid-June sun was out and skies were azure blue – what better weather to take full advantage of a lovely summers day and properly commence the London LOOP walk around the edge of outer London! 447 more words

London Loop Walks