Archive for September, 2017

Forgotten buildings: the tower at the top of the hill

Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2017 by johnny haddo

the Napoleon of Notting Hill, eh_

The Library Time Machine

Grand Junction Water Works Company Campden Hill 1857 628.14 CAM

For the Victorians the movement of water around London whether for drinking, bathing or washing sewage away was much more than a simple utilitarian process. It was one of the pinnacles of new technology, and an essential part of the growth of civilisation. The mastery of flowing water was one of the great skills of urban living. So the buildings and structures associated with it whether below or above ground were subject to the same aesthetic principles as any other grand public building. Hence the impressive Italianate tower above which stood at the peak of Campden Hill and dominated the local skyline for more than a hundred years. You saw it first in the Towers of Kensington post but as I looked deeper I found quite a few pictures illustrating the tower’s rise and fall.

The Grand Junction Water Works Company acquired the site in 1843 in order to build…

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The Points Interview: J. J. Binder

Posted in Uncategorized on September 11, 2017 by johnny haddo

Source: The Points Interview: J. J. Binder

bad mofo_

Posted in Uncategorized on September 8, 2017 by johnny haddo

Sharing our passion for the Arts

Flickering Lamps

History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past...

Christopher Othen

Author of 'Lost Lions of Judah' and other non-fiction

The Great Wen

A London blog

The Vulgar Crowd

Fine cuts & curious tidbits - a historical smorgasbord about the 16th century.

Nobody's Listening.

Word type accompaniment to the unpopular Nobody's Listening playlist series.

Ainsworth & Friends


Paris Olympia Press

A Collectors Blog

The Cider Blog

It's all about the cider!

2 Warps to Neptune

Surveying the Gen X landscape and the origins of geek

Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog

Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas



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Quality vintage menswear

Letters to the World

The bright senses, sight & hearing, make a world patent and ordered, a world of reason, fragile but lucid. The dark senses, smell & taste & touch, create a world of felt wisdom, without a plot, unarticulated, but certain - Crowley

Paul D. Brazill

Writer, Editor, Teacher.


book lust unbound...