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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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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Some pics from Twitter

Earlier this week several of my pictures did the rounds on Twitter. Here they are! Tweets are by @MaidaValeNews and me (via @LondonCanals) LittleVenice at night well to be more exact #Halloween #picturesque can you spot #SantaClaus Upper Window if not check it out pic.twitter.com/f2qQUMELq4 — MaidaValeMuse (@MaidaValeNews) November 2, 2016 Pic taken with Canon 7D & Canon 17-85 f/4-5.6 #LittleVenice before […]

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Ockham Mill and Ada Lovelace – worlds first computer programmer

I wrote this about 10 years ago for the internet. Here it is once again published for #AdaLovelaceDay Astute readers may notice a connection with Little Venice even though I havent exactly mentioned it here 🙂 Ockham is a village in Surrey, England. Just off the A3 London to Guildford road. It was originally known as Bocheham (Domesday Book of 1086.) […]

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