Thursday, 2 December 2021
Sunday, 7 November 2021
William Lusty was a salvage merchant who rescued driftwood that had fallen into the London canals from barges, and then turned them into packing crates. He contacted Marshall B. Lloyd and expressed an interest in obtaining the patent in order to manufacture Lloyd Loom furniture in the UK."
Sunday, 31 October 2021
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Monday, 18 October 2021
Sunday, 17 October 2021
I happened to watch a short film made in 1968 on a channel called London Live today. It was called "Swan Corner" and was filmed on a summer day in West Wickham. It is of footage of people going about their everyday business, accompanied by music. I loved it and am pleased that someone had the foresight to make such films as it is so interesting to see how almost everything has changed. One thing I noticed that hasn't is the street cleaner's trolley which was pretty much the same as today.
It led me to look for more films and I found this amazing site. London's Screen Archives
I haven't even started to explore it yet but it looks good. Just thought I would share my discoveries in case they are new to you too!Here is a blurry action shot of one taking off. Swans landing and taking off from water are most impressive. And saying that makes me wonder if they ever land on land?!
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
The Record Hall. I had to stand right back to work it out. I just looked it up and it is a workspace which looks very fancy.
And Charles Dickens lived there too! Or at least he lived in a building near this site, which was demolished before the current building was built in the 1890s.