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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 »
Can anyone tell me where the Crown and Anchor tavern used to be in the Strand? And point me to anywhere I can find out more about it please?
The street of the definite article
The one two the iambic chaos
The rush through it, on it and under it
The busy busy
The buses the bridges the protests
The lawyers the law courts the justice,
The cafes, the authors
The Dickens, the Thackery the Makepeace
The temple inn
The no children
The Strand school for civil service gone,
The whirling doors on the King’s building
The Students, the must just read hard enough
The elect alumni, on the plate glass
The bus Read more »
On Wednesday 20th October people from different parts of London marched down the Strand, towards Downing Street, to protest against government cuts to public spending. The four recordings document the sounds of the march, the chanting, whistling and shouting. I also asked protestors what brought them to the Strand; why they had chosen to march.
Albert Einstein wrote 'I don't know what weapons will be used in World War 3 but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones', and it feels to some extent we are already at that point. Protest marches now almost always have an element of violence - on the morning of the last one I stood at Holborn and watched as masses of young people, tagged almost on the end of an afterthought, all wearing black, disguised in balaclavas - what was their intent? For a generation brought up with cameras everywhere - was this a day out or a more serious event? Read more »
Recently returning from a shopping trip to Tesco, I passed the side of the Opera House laden with shopping & as I turned the corner I was met with a raucous noise & what seemed like a carnival atmosphere, but couldn't see where the noise was coming from. It reminded me of the protest march at the weekend & I just rushed on as all I wanted was home & a cup of tea.