Category Archives: my travels

Items arising from occassional jaunts.

The Temple of Mithras – a day trip.

By train to London (Blackfriars station) and walked along the north Thames Path to near Cannon Street station where the river Walbrook once discharged into the Thames.  In Roman Londinium the banks of the Walbrook provided berthing for ships coming … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in Norwich

We attended the British Sundial Society annual conference in Norwich, adding a couple of days for exploring.  Staying in the Maids Head Hotel at the end of Tombland, a very wide open space immediately outside the cathedral estate, and derived … Continue reading

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An Alice mystery solved

When we visited York last summer we spotted a fine statue of Alice (looking glass, rabbit holes, white queen, etc) in a garden visible from a part of the city walls.  But I could learn no more of it. In … Continue reading

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More Socks

Just back from 4 days in Norwich at the British Sundial Society’s annual conference.  Visited the Castle museum and art gallery (£9 but well worth it) and the Cathedral (free but they like donations).  Whilst art, culture, heritage and architecture … Continue reading

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A Bridport Break – with more socks!

We went to visit friends Pam and Steve who have recently moved to Bridport, just a couple of miles inland from the Jurassic coast near the western end of Chesil Beach.  The train gets as close as Dorchester where they … Continue reading

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Trains and buses to visit three micropubs

I have spent far too much time creating my first Google My Map.  I don’t actually have it, Google are holding it for me on’t interweb.  But it may just be available to everyone via the link below.  There are … Continue reading

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Westbourne Avenue, Hull – Grandma’s Lawn

As a young lad I had a camera.  It was almost a cube in shape and it had three controls on its bakelite body – a shutter control to take the picture, a knurled knob to wind on the film … Continue reading

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