Brush and Indian ink drawing with light pencil underdrawing on grey pastel paper drawn from life in Lincoln's Inn Fields. The title is due to people's response to the female character on the right resembling Her Majesty. There were originally four people, but one left early and the outline can be seen by the central figure. I prefer to leave underdrawings as people like to see the process.
Last November Mark and I started making a diary. I visited him everyday for a week and asked what had happened since last I saw him. Mark has spent time sleeping rough in the Strand area; he sells the Big Issue. At first he remained anonymous, but then he wanted to let readers know his name.
The recordings in this posting, made just before Christmas 2010, are rather different. Mark decided to make his own diary, borrowing one of the Strandlines audio recorders. Read more »
On Monday 31st January I met again with the digital walking tours group at The Connection at St Martins, a homeless support centre in the area. Thank you to all who attended this week; it was great to see you there!
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I have worked for King’s College for almost twenty years but little did I know that I had another family link to the Strand. This emerged as a result of my deciding to research our family tree for my father’s 80th birthday. He has ancestors, as far back as the late 1700s, who moved from all over England and Wales to Yorkshire, presumably following jobs in the coalmining and manufacturing industries. When I researched my mother’s family history I found records for one family in a local mining village (Kippax) that went back well over 300 years. As several c Read more »
The young man looks perplexed. He is carrying a big sports bag.
‘Which bus goes to King’s Cross?’
‘I’ve lost my ticket.’ Read more »
Flowers of Compassion Today is July Seven, five years since the barbaric tragedy of Tavistock Square Where the suicide bomb erupted. Read more »
Why not make your own blue plaque here, save it as a JPEG and add it to the Strandlines website?
Shown at an art exhibition at The Connection at St Martins in November 2010. Click here to see more pictures from that exhibition.