Liberties with statues

  So, have you ever heard of Harry Havelock and Charlie Napier? I thought not. Actually they, or rather their statues,  occupy the south plinths in Trafalgar Square. Tourists and…

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Tales of the Ostrich

I’ve now written over a dozen posts for my living-history blog. So it’s time. “Time for what?”, you may ask. Well, any amateur historian worth their salt  has to tackle…

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Dress code

It’s behind you! A fond Christmas memory of my London childhood was the annual trek westwards to the Golders Green Hippodrome, to see the pantomime. Why we didn’t go to…

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