the new overshadowing the old

The Albert, 52 Victoria Street, London. built in 1862 and named after Queen Victoria’s husband, the Prince Consort, the pub has survived the Blitz and 1960’s redevelopment remaining virtually in its original form and stands today in stark contrast to the modern skyscrapers that loom menacingly over it. November 2012.

lying on the north bank of the Evenlode

I am very lucky to live where I do – surrounded by hundreds of ancient and beautiful Cotswold villages nestled in a most beautiful area of England. a truly wonderful friend of mine suggested that the last week in May was “the time to see Combe at its very best” and he should know, he …