The Grosvenor Canal in the 1850’s

I love this tweet! It shows the old Grosvenor Canal at its fullest extent from the Thames to Pimlico Wharf (where Victoria Bus station today stands.) Buckingham Palace and environs 1851 (taken from a balloon view Guildhall) Note the Grosvenor Basin Thames water course, now @NetworkRailVIC pic.twitter.com/D9cwMR6YNt — OldLondonNow (@oldlondonnow) February 5, 2017 Another waterway on show is the River […]

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Browning never dreamt up ‘Little Venice’

The Robert Browning/Little Venice thingy is a myth that’s been too long perpetuated. Any poet needing credit it should be Lord Byron but that was only the word ‘Venice’ for the canals in London’s W2 and W9. Anyone (inc Canal & River Trust) who claim Browning coined the name Little Venice are just so wrong. Its what these days one […]

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Towpath Cycling Tweets 2016

This is a record of ALL the 2016 tweets I can find re issues with towpath cycling. I have tried to put it in exact date order. Twitter doesnt make it that easy! There are complaints all over the world, even China, the US, France, Ireland etc. As far as I know these are all UK towpaths – a couple […]

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Aickman in Gower Street

Robert Fordyce Aickman was instrumental in setting up the IWA (Inland Waterways Association) at Gower Street, WC1E 6HB. On Aickman’s 101st birthday in 2016 a plaque was put on the wall of his London home. David Suchet (TV’s Poirot) unveiled the plaque donated by the IWA. As well as being a waterways campaigner Aickman was a noted author who specialised […]

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Finding your Feet

A new British movie starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, David Hayman, Joanna Lumley. Filming took place in daytime and evening along Blomfield Road 21 and 24 November 2016. Some of us (including moi!) at first thought it was more filming for Paddington Bear 🙂 We start with a few tweets from John Sachs on the first days of filming […]

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Paddington Bear Movie at Little Venice #3

Big film crew in Little VeniceSee if I can get a walk on part 😏 pic.twitter.com/vgQj4v82yi — steve stringer (@stringalingcpfc) November 8, 2016 🎥 #Paddington 2 #London 🎥#crew #cranes #cameras #zipwires #moviemaking #Filmmaking #movie #film #moviemagic #paddingtonbear ❤️ #londonlife pic.twitter.com/b9hjfgMmcJ — Dainesie Girl 🐝 (@DebDaines) November 9, 2016 For anyone around #London #LittleVenice you might find this guy being filmed […]

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Paddington Bear Movie at Little Venice #2

The second night of filming – some more tweets and pictures. Paddington Bear 2 … Currently filming in London 🐻 https://t.co/eMkE1NkZcf — Zora Suleman (@ZoraSuleman) November 7, 2016 Loving that #paddington2 thinks #littlevenice needs nicer (fake) lamp posts @marmeladeproductions pic.twitter.com/e0Fqco4hnA — ASMEO (@asmo1512) November 7, 2016 What is happening in little Venice?? I think I have just walked through the […]

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Paddington Bear Movie at Little Venice #1

              Paddington 2 is taking place in and around Little Venice this week. The weekend saw preparations & testing in readiness for filming over the next few days. Here are some tweets plus photos detailing the happenings 🙂 Canal & towpaths closed around Little Venice 8-9 Nov 2016 for filming pic.twitter.com/QAlEV0hRx0 — London Canals (@Londoncanals) October 30, […]

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