29 July, 2005

High Wycombe

Visited High Wycombe today, a busy market town in the Chilterns with lots of flint cottages, a large medieval church (although rather plain) and two market crosses. The town is and has been home to the chair making industry and the local history museum with friendly staff contains many examples of the work done in High Wycombe.

The high street was filled with charity muggers. Why do these dreadful people speak to you like a long lost friend? I wouldn't choose any of them for my friends!

On the way back I visited Moor Park Golf Course and had a drink in a nearby pub. I did not realise there were strippers on and nearly had an argument with the stripper collecting the money. I was not going to pay as I was not staying for the show!- And I didn't!

The picture shows a sculpture in the grounds of the museum.

20 July, 2005

potters Bar again

It seems I missed the High Street and Oakmere Park in Potters Bar. I did say it wasn't easy to navigate. I will have to revisit and see those places.

18 July, 2005

Potters Bar

Decided to visit Potters Bar today, formerly in Middlesex (according to my 1933 guide book) but now in Hertfordshire. Not an easy town to navigate. The built up area is round the station but spreads out in two directions- facilities (churches libraries etc) to the West, shops to the East. There are some nice shops including an Oxfam super savings where I bought a brass jar for 99p which has polished up beautifully (need to find out if it is a copy of an arabian rose water jar).
The Church was closed, but there is supposed to be a cross made from zeppelin metal inside it and a memorial to first world war airmen killed in the zeppelin. I did not see either.

Potters Bar is hard on the legs- Mutton Lane is long as is Church Road (I didn't see any church in Church Road). I walked to a small hamlet outside and walked back.

Rail service good- on the way back I went to Hadley Wood. I did not see much there.

17 July, 2005


Hello, welcome to my blog!

Somebody suggested I should blog my travels to places around London and give my general impressions of what I see and find. I use a guide book from the 1930s/40s, and it is interesting to note the changes. I hope I can post photographs or scans. Thanks for reading