The second in a series of walks following London’s underground. This time it is the Central Line.
In February I walked the line of the Victoria Undergound Line, overground. I’m doing it again, but this time the Central Line will be the inspiration.
So why am I not walking the full line? Firstly, it is 46 miles long in its entirety and reading between the lines, the east and western sections were a bit of a slog for Mark Mason who wrote ‘Walking the Lines’ my inspiration for these walks. Secondly, the reason I am in London is because I have a meeting in Stratford. In fact I have two, so it seems a sensible place to begin, and then head west. Having re-read the Central Line chapter in Walking the Lines, Mason hasn’t included as many fun facts for this line so I’ve … Read More »
Ever wondered what it would be like to follow the London Underground through the streets? It may be a slower form of transport but you get to see a lot more.
After spending two days exploring the vertical layers of geology that south east London has to offer I now find myself on a train to Brixton. Why? I’m going to explore a different cross section of the city. This time a horizontal one from south west to north east; although once again, the geology has played an important role in this walks origin.
Today I am walking the Victoria underground line, overground; through its streets rather than its intended subterranean course. This journey is inspired by a book I picked up in a charity shop last year. Walking the Lines records Mark Mason’s journey walking all of London’s underground lines overground, … Read More »
During the First World War, Gilliat Edward Hatfeild, the owner of Morden Hall, offered his home to the War Office for use as an auxiliary hospital. A hospital for around 100 men of below officer rank was established in the hall.
Through research supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Attic Theatre uncovered some of the lost stories of Morden Hall’s unique contribution to the First World War. The stories of the gardeners who left the Hall to go to war, the soldiers who recovered in the grounds of the Park and the young women who embarked on nursing careers were turned into a performance in September 2014 and captured for posterity as an audio trail for you to enjoy at any time.
To access the audio trail and route directions please visit Attic Theatre’s website.
Dan was very easy to … Read More »
The Darwin and the Dinosaurs audio trail takes you back to a time well before mobile phones.
The year is 1852. The Crystal Palace Company moves to Penge and commissions leading scientist of the day, Richard Owen to create the life size model dinosaurs for the park, with the aid of artist Benjamin Hawkins.
Join them during this audio trail as they bring the world’s first theme park to life, in what we now know as Crystal Palace Park.
Audio Trail files
01 The first theme park
03 A giant ground sloth
05 If only they had known about T.Rex
06 Paxtons Bridge
07 Iguanadon dinner party
08 Old crocs
09 The beginning of time
10 A Hylaeosaurus eye view
“Audio Trails have brought Charles Darwin and … Read More »