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SPQR FTW.

 

Bath Spa - Somerset, UK.

Friends, Romans, countrymen.

Take the waters.

 

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Go North.


Whatever

the

weather.

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One of four lions in Victoria Square, Saltaire, created by sculptor T. Milnes. Originally intended for Trafalgar Square but rejected, these were purchased by shrewd Victorian businessman Sir Titus Salt on the cheap and placed outside the Saltaire Institute. The lion pictured here is called 'Peace.' The others are named 'Vigilance', 'Determination' and 'War'.

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Lost Strands.

Did you know?  Aldwych Tube Station (formerly The Strand) was reopened for one weekend in honour of the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

Original roundel.

Keep calm and watch your step.

Varnished wood, period adverts and gorgeous moquette? Suddenly, the Tube seems much more inviting.

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Haworth Church Cemetery.

Yorkshire.

Embedded in the top of a steep hill, the tiny Haworth Church Cemetery is home to over 4000 locals.  Most of them are stacked several layers deep beneath thick concrete slabs.  The slabs prevented bodies from decomposing properly, which caused a fetid, black liquid to seep through the walls of the adjoining church and into wells, infecting the town water supply with cholera and god knows what else.  Quality.

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Pick n Mix.


Gorgeous.

Clay bottle with cork in situ.

Victorian blue.

Bits and pieces from the Thames at Kew Bridge.

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Ultra normal.

Sometimes, you find something familiar…

A James Keiller & Sons Dundee Marmalade jar and a piece of something (probably a salt or pill box) from New Devon potteries in Newton Abbot, both found in the Thames.

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