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Inside the Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Spitalfields Life reports that the Whitechapel Bell Foundry is to close. This is one of London’s oldest companies, founded in 1570 and based at its present site for 250 years. 875 more words


Sticks in the Smoke 39: Deans Yard, Westminster Abbey

Tranquility and Sanctuary and keeping off the grass. (Wednesday 16 November 2016)

Away from the tumult around Parliament Square and the Westminster tourist hubbub and forests of selfie sticks, push past packs of tour groups flocking… 1,059 more words

Seal bags from Westminster Abbey

Jane Smith one of our Textile Conservators tells about about some 12th and 13th century items she has recently worked on for Westminster Abbey.These beautiful objects are currently on display at the V&A’s Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery exhibition. 220 more words

Textile Conservation Studio

Henry V’s triumphal return to London after Agincourt (1415)

On this day in 1415 took place Henry V’s triumphal return to  London after his famous  victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt on October 25th.  453 more words

On This Day

23 November: Inter-Galactic Discoveries XVI, An Inland Foray.

Near Margate there was a small picturesque village called Minton and at its heart was a very old monastery occupied by Benedictine nuns. ‘T’ thought it might be a good idea to pay a visit in order to both soak up some of the local history and also gain some perspective on what the residents of the place got up to all day long. 457 more words

Daily Reflections

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge-Windows


My contribution for this week’s


To begin with, some windows from…

Westminster Abbey.

Don’t think there was glass in this window,

but a window it is. 81 more words