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StACC walk led by Michael on 28th July 2018

Logger above and gps below, the gps did not kick in immediately

After weeks of unrelenting heat, the weather broke and it was very pleasant for our walk along the course of the River Fleet.   It was good to see Henry and Sue again.


Setting off from St Pancras

The Lighthous

Plaque in Coad Stone

Chimneys and lights

Clink 78

Traffic warden centre

The lady on the left had a whitened face and her partner was made up like a skeleton.  

Astroturf is the best...

Bagnigge Wells ( pronounced ‘bag-nidge’). Once, it was the reputed home of Nell Gwyn, who is said to have entertained Charles II at her summer home beside the banks of the fragrant River Fleet, all gardens and Elysian delights.

It fell out of fashion altogether.   Maybe because the public found that the Fleet River was no more than a public cess-pit.

Pity about the bar - Sue spotted this shot

http://www.catfan.co.uk/1.Catfan_gpo.htm for the Transport Museum

Peter spotted this

The Apple Tree

Steve and Chris

Used to be the Coach and Horses

River Fleet runs under this grating


Peabody Estate

Shard and St. Paul's

Fairisle Patterned houses

Pink cab

A restaurant where customers dine in the dark

Gas lamp

Farringdon Station

Parcel's Office

The Castle PH



Sitting outside the Rookery

Napkins on the lights

We had coffee and  diet coke both at £3.00 and tea at £2.50 plus 15% - nice enough, but...

St Bartholomew the Great


We went into the Barbican.   View on the right from the bridge over the road


Part of a Beech Tree over 500 years old which fell in the forest of Burnham Beeches during a storm in January 1990.

Burnham Beeches was purchased by the Corporation of London on behalf of the nation in 1880.   The forest was the favourite haunt of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1808 - 1847) during his frequent visits to the area he used to sit under this tree gaining inspiration to write several works including some of the incidental music to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.   Presented by the Barbican Horticultural Society to preserve these historic links.   Unveiled by Carl Davies Composer / Conductor 10th April 1993

Solarisation suits the Barbican



It was windy

Architectural mix



Changeable targets

Museum of London

Is there any glass?

Police Box & Pillar box

Tubes - art work


Strange netting - invisible building

St Paul's garden


Paternoster Vents, also known as Angel's Wings, a stainless steel sculpture by Thomas Hetherwick.   It provides ventilation for an underground electrical substation

The Tipperary

Protestant truth

Clifford's Inn

Olde Cock Tavern & Gin Palace


The Knight's Templar PH

We had supper in Wetherspoons;  we had to order in ten minutes and finish eating in half an hour, but we managed.   We came home on the slow train.