Tuesday, 27 October 2020

October 2020 innings

Our 'stay at home' topic for October was layered local history, which was also the stay at home option for September. This is a wide subject and we received a very varied number of 'takes'.

There is a promised response featuring a highwayman, who has been unfortunately delayed in Crouch End, but watch this space.

Meanwhile Gill Steiner sent a pic of two very frightened women whose house, 4 doors away from Gill's, was bombed out in WWII. By chance Gill found a devastating account of the bombings and the destruction in a local newspaper.

 


Avis Dennis sent a pic of the grounds of Blenheim Palace, which were designed by Capability Brown. The Palace is of course redolent with layers of British history. Avis also sent a picture of her godson's demised pear tree.


Tricia Sharpe's contribution was a mixed media pic of swans in the local park, where the poet Stevie Smith used to walk.


Priscila Worley lives close to Hackney Empire, one of the architect Frank Matcham's designs. It is a real part of the local community with great panto but unfortunately closed at the moment.


Janet Payne sent a pic of the Phoenix rising from the ashes above the porch on the river frontage of St Paul's cathedral, rebuilt of course after the Great Fire of London. The city survives with new life.


The next innings will be on Tuesday 17 November and the subject will be the "Tree of Life".

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