Sunday, 23 July 2017

Secret Bunker 2

The place was absolutely packed with exhibits

One of the many display cabinets in the huge complex

Lots of flashing lights and ominous beeps and bleeps


For broadcasting to the nation in the event of nuclear attack

TV studio control room

"Alert State" boards

All rather spooky, eerie and a bit frightening

Thursday, 20 July 2017

"Secret Bunker" (?) 1

We've been past this sign on the canal several times but this time we thought we would investigate.

Another sign to the 'secret' bunker

Are we nearly there yet?
 
Not much of a secret so far?

Monday, 17 July 2017

Back On Board nb Stella

 
Since we were last on board she's had a total repaint 



Saturday, 15 July 2017

Highgate Cemetery - East

This is the side anyone can get into but it will cost you £4

Karl Marx

Something different. The name is "Thornton"

Malcolm McLaren

Bit hard to see but the simple cut-outs just say "DEAD"

Another unusual design
 
Bruce Reynolds - a bit of a brutal headstone?

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Highgate Cemeteries - Lunchtime

On climbing the very steep hill to Highgate village you pass this very modern house/office

 
Then...you come to The Angel, which is a marvellous hostelry
 
As you can see, Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame, "Drank here often and copiously"

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Post 1200 !

A respite between Highgate's West cemetery and the East cemetery.
Saffie insisted on writing post 1200.
Flopping about helps!

Finished

This is the genuine screenshot of her efforts.
I DO always tell you when something's a bit 'tongue in cheek'
This is absolutely true.

Tired now

Now to sorting out this wrapping paper
 
"Normal" service will be resumed next time, with Highgate East...

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Highgate Cemetery West - 2

Some of the graves are very simple

Lots of wild flowers - and wild garlic

Family tombs

This is the grave of an early showman who ran a travelling zoo.
This lion (I should have remembered the man's name and the lion's name) was apparently so tame that children took rides on his back

A brand new tomb by the main entrance

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Highgate Cemetery West - 1

The cemetery is divided into two halves - West & East
We were on a U3A trip and had booked a tour of the West side

Chapel at the entrance


Many varying grave styles

Ivy covered angel - just thought it made a nice photo

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Garden Tour

Quick tour of the garden

New dahlia this year

Saffie

Water lily

And if you believe this...

Sunday, 25 June 2017

St Alban Procession

Some photos of yesterday's St Alban Procession in...St. Albans!



St Alban

St Alban's shrine (in the cathedral)


Monday, 19 June 2017

Mid-Suffolk Railway 4

More WW2 exhibits



All a bit exhausting?

Demonstration of WW2 firepower