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30th June 1696. 'The Darling Object of my Life'.(1)

The Dutch Wars of the mid 17th century were a catalyst for rebuilding the Royal Navy and Britain’s global power.

However William III’s shortage of funds and the war against France from 1689, resulted in the creation of the Bank of England in 1694, to support the increasing debt. 327 more words


Abbey Wood & Woolwich Crossrail Progress

A very brief update with some not very recent photos, but it does show the pretty swift progress between the Plumstead tunnel entrance and Abbey Wood station. 396 more words

Abbey Wood

Brunch (and cake!) at The Cornerstone Café

There’s a charming little café a few minutes away from 80 more words


Greenwich Foot Tunnel: Fiddling while the lifts are stuck?

In an easier world, the fire brigade being called to a stuck lift in Greenwich Foot Tunnel would have been Proper News. I would have asked the fireman if anyone was stuck in there. 558 more words

Local Stuff

Losing It: How I Shed Weight As A Cheese-Nibbling Wine-Loving Forty-Something

I’ve lost 10 kilograms (or 22 pounds) this year and some people have asked me how I did it, so I thought I’d write this post. 948 more words


Love my Local!

I hate my flat. It is a boring shoebox of a place, which looks out over an equally uninspiring block that puts me in mind of the dodgy sets of Prisoner Cell Block H. 362 more words