Hooray for Cricklewood! (not Hollywood)

Posted on October 7, 2018 by Admin under HISTORY, SHOWBIZ
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In 1912 the Handley Page Company moved from Barking in Essex and established an aircraft factory at Cricklewood in north London where aircraft were built and flown from the company’s adjacent air field. After World War 1 the factory was mothballed until Stoll Picture Productions, run by the theatre impresario Sir Oswald Stoll, took over […]

“Keep changing, Connect with everything, Continue forever”

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Admin under ART, HISTORY
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The Mitsubishi Japanese Galleries at the British Museum reopened on 27 September. They are situated in what was described as a ‘loft conversion’, albeit a rather upmarket one, and they have been closed for nine months being refurbished. Both the floor and ceiling have been replaced with pine and cherry wood respectively and much attention […]

The Postal Museum in London

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Admin under HISTORY, TRAVEL
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Around the age of ten years old, my father got me interested in stamp collecting, something he had done for many years. I loved looking at the tiny bits of paper from all over the world as I stuck them into my album, trying to imagine what the countries were really like. Later on, this […]

Lesley Downer – “When East and West Collided”

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Admin under ART, HISTORY
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At UCL – University College London – London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with 11000 staff and 35000 students, author, novelist and journalist Lesley Downer gave a brilliant and spirited talk, “When East and West Collided”, on the 150 Year Anniversary of Meiji Restoration to an attentive audience in spite of the sauna like heat in the […]

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