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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

A Crime is Afoot: July 2017 Leisure Reading

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2017 by johnny haddo

Source: A Crime is Afoot: July 2017 Leisure Reading

Guest Blog: Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties by Andy Rausch

Posted in Uncategorized on July 22, 2017 by johnny haddo

Source: Guest Blog: Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties by Andy Rausch

He Didn’t Even Say Goodbye. He Didn’t Take The Time To Lie.

Posted in Uncategorized on June 16, 2017 by johnny haddo

Source: He Didn’t Even Say Goodbye. He Didn’t Take The Time To Lie.

“The world’s the same, there’s just less in it.”

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2017 by johnny haddo

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”   Martin Stone has moved on. The tip-tapping man of many pockets, drainpipe legs and dangling Gauloises has succumbed to a grim an…

Source: “The world’s the same, there’s just less in it.”

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

ESSAYS ON 19TH CENTURY LITERATURE & THE GOTHIC

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

DantéBéa

PHOTOGRAPHIE - COLLAGE - PEINTURE

Vintage-Haberdashers Blog

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.

Bibliodeviancy

book lust unbound...

Victorian Paris

Life in 19th Century Paris

Folk Medicine

Remedies from the 1800's that will either cure or kill you!

In:Sites

Landscape, Place, Memory

Contrappasso Magazine: International Writing

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North Kensington Histories

Recollections of people from North Kensington, London