Sunday, 26 February 2017

London Pub Walk - 23 September 2016

Can't remember much about this - all a bit grey/hazy

Thursday, 23 February 2017


We went to 'New Place' which had recently reopened with a marvellous new garden and indoor display area. New Place was Shakespeare's final home in Stratford on Avon

Monday, 20 February 2017

Jordan's Mill - Biggleswade

Terrific place to visit with excellent visitor centre, restaurant, shop & the mill

Make sure you opt for the guided tour which is fascinating

Friday, 17 February 2017

Development behind St.Pancras Station

Sir Nigel Gresley at Kings Cross

Behind St.Pancras Station

Above average building hoarding

'Natural' swimming pool with water purifying plants

Garden within one of the old gasholders

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Brighton July 16th 2016

The new i360 observation tower still under construction

Brighton Pavilion

Friday, 10 February 2017

Redbourn Village Museum Steam Day 2016

The first of a few 'catch - ups' from 2016.
Our July steam event at the museum

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Coffin Museum - Post 4

More coffin furniture in the warehouse

An 'army' of ladies made the coffin linings and body shrouds

Small display area

Photo of one of their trade stands
Some might be relieved we've come to the end of our Coffin Museum tour

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Coffin Museum - Post 3

They didn't make coffins here, just the 'furniture', linings and shrouds which were sold directly to the undertakers.
This is the stamp room and in the foreground you can see one of the 'drop stamps'

Drop stamps

The heavy weights are raised by leather belts around this drive shaft - and them dropped

Some of the stamped out items

Smaller hand operated stamp

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Coffin Works - Clocking On/Off

This was our excellent guide showing us the 'clocking in' machine.

I think I just got in on time at 11:59 but it was a very short shift if I clocked out at 1:26!
Then you're in the factory gates.