Paddington Bear Movie at Little Venice #2

The second night of filming – some more tweets and pictures. Paddington Bear 2 … Currently filming in London đŸ» 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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Quietway for Paddington – Little Venice – West Drayton

Quietways are in the pipeline for London’s canals. Consultation on the section from Camden to Little Venice has already been undertaken. I do not know when this will be introduced or what the next steps are for this. The next stage towards West Drayton is now coming up for planning and introduction. Canal & River Trust propose to hold a series […]

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Maida Hill tunnel open to canoes for trial period

Maida Hill tunnel open to canoes for trial period until March 2017. Previously the tunnel has been listed as one of those which canoes, kayaks etc have been banned from. The entire CRT page on the matter is published below: Here’s a link to the CRT page if anyone wants a gander at the real thing 🙂

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Croydon Canal at ‘Norwood’

A rare colour print was for sale on EBay recently. It shows the Croydon Canal in 1828 – the location is described as Norwood. The artist was George Johann Scharf, a Bavarian who moved to London in 1816. The previous depictions of Scharf’s picture are shown as a pencil drawing. Crop from Scharf’s ‘Croydon Canal at Norwood’ 1828 Some say […]

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Federico Lloveras Herrera’s Little Venice

This weekend tweets have been doing the rounds re Federico Lloveras Herrera’s artwork depicting Little Venice. The painting was sold at the De Vuyst ‘Old Masters, Modern & Contemporary Art’ auction in 2013. Its a lovely painting that was done during a very important interim period at Little Venice, as will be explained below.   Theres two bits of important […]

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Regent’s Canal 200th Anniversary

The Regent’s Canal celebrated its 200th Anniversary this month. Its a partial anniversary as the full canal did not open until 1820. 1816 was the year the Regent’s Canal opened from Paddington to the top of the locks Camden. This was somewhat later than the promoters had hoped, due to considerable difficulties in building the canal especially its two tunnels […]

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