Showing posts from December, 2017

Sex Pistols - the Uxbridge Gig

Johnny Rotten remembers it as a terrible gig in a huge sports hall with an inadequate sound system, and an incapable Sid Vicious in front of a largely uncomprehending audience. I should have been there but I couldn't be bothered to travel all the way out to Uxbridge on a cold Dec night in 1977. (16th December, Cost £1.75) Pictures: Description

Diffusion Choir art versus nature

Diffusion Choir.   This is, what you might call,  atrium art. And it is a beautiful composition which subtly changes mimicing flocking birds. Beautiful it is but interesting that it is nowhere near as beautiful as flocking birds.

Barging through London

This is a film following a trip along the Regent's Canal in 1924. Shows Limehouse, Mile End, Whitechapel, Hackney,Camden, Kings Cross.

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

This is a useful Parliamentary Report It includes links to download the full report; a summary report and videos.

Is this the meaning of London

There are some people who think German was spoken in Eastern Britain before the Romans. For them the meaning of the words Thames and London given by modern linquists are wrong. Thames - Dark River London - indo-european for Plowonida (Richard Coates - meaning settlement by the Dark or flowing river) These should be replaced by  (according to:  Thames: 'Etymology of Thames: 'a T (the) ames ' = 'inhabited place where the estuary begins'. The Romans wrote: Tamisa or Tamesa. [4] The river would later (before the Romans came!) be named similar to 'the London river' as 'the Thames river'.  ' They make the point that the name originates as reference to the land and then gets transferred to the River. London 'Landen , if one accepts that the place-name was originally proto-English. 'Land-en' (aphonic 'e') is an ancient English, but still u

Did Beaker Fold replace the Neolithic population

The claim is that the British Neolithic population are 90% replaced by Bell Beaker people in the Bronze Age.  Can't quite see how such a genocide can have taken place at this period in history, but maybe its more of a statistical replacement rather than with death and horror? You can download the paper or read the abstract here.

The Wooden Roads of London

This is a great article about the surfaces of London Roads.  It focuses on the use of wooden setts in the 19th Century. They can still be seen in Islington and Farringdon.

The City still pays rent to the Queen

In October there is a ceremony where the City pays its rent to the Queen. The rent consists of:  an axe, a knife, 6 horseshoes, and 61 nails.