British History, Buildings I like

The house Churchill called home – The Beyonder

Chartwell in Kent provided a place of refuge and inspiration for the great wartime leader.
— Read on thebeyonder.co.uk/2019/07/02/the-house-churchill-called-home/

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British History, Buildings I like, Life, travel

Winchester: A Place For Legends – The Southerner Blogs

One uncharacteristically warm and bright Sunday, we decided to finally make a long-awaited trip to Winchester. The town of Winchester is located in Hampshire and is arguably one of the most historically significant places in England.  Winchester was known as Venta Belgarum during the Roman reign and also spent time as a fortified town during…
— Read on thesouthernerblogs.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/mysteries-myths-in-winchester/

British History, travel

Taking a ride on the Shields Ferry | Stephen Liddell

Last summer when I was walking Hadrian’s Wall on my fundraising trip, I took a brief diversion on the way to see Bede’s chapel at Jarrow and the ancestral home of of George Washington in the aptly named Washington Hall. In order to do this, I took a trip on the Shield Ferry that crosses…
— Read on stephenliddell.co.uk/2019/02/11/taking-a-ride-on-the-shields-ferry/

British History, Life

The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial | Stephen Liddell

Last week I mentioned in a post about the vandalism of a number of memorials in London which made me realise that I should actually write a positive post about one of them in particular, The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial is a memorial in Green Park, London, commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber…
— Read on stephenliddell.co.uk/2019/01/30/the-royal-air-force-bomber-command-memorial/

British History, Life

The Great Explorer Captain Matthew Flinders who was lost and now is found underneath Euston Station. | Stephen Liddell

Many of London railway stations are said to be built over the resting place of momentous names from times gone by.  Just like now, people in the 19th century didn’t really want big developments right next door and so train stations and train lines were often built amongst and on top of cemeteries, plague pits,…
— Read on stephenliddell.co.uk/2019/01/28/the-great-explorer-captain-matthew-flinders-who-was-lost-and-now-is-found-underneath-euston-station/

British History, Buildings I like, Life, travel

Christmas Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral & my new favourite hymn ‘Oh Holy Night’ | Stephen Liddell

Before we get to the reason I started this post, I thought you might like to see a few photos of when I went to Christmas Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral. We had to queue for over 2 hours to get in but it was all more than worthwhile. As you can see, St Paul’s…
— Read on stephenliddell.co.uk/2018/12/26/my-new-favourite-hymn-oh-holy-night/