Markfield

One of a series of posts exploring the obscure landmarks of London. This time Markfield Park – now an art gallery but once a sewage works.

Martyrs

In 1833 six farm workers in the village of Tolpuddle, Dorset, seeing their living standards plummet, combined together to protect their wages. They were prosecuted and transported to Australia. Tens of thousands of protestors set off from Copenhagen Fields (the later site of this clocktower) to petition for their return. Their campaign was successful and the men were freed.

The Hardy Tree

From St Pancras International trains run to places as diverse as Luton, Sheffield and Paris. Just after they have left the station they will pass a small church standing in an old churchyard.

On this day 26th March

On the 26th March 2018 I visited the cathedral city of Lincoln and stared up at its tower soaring into the Spring sky. The cathedral has stood for almost a thousand years and was once the tallest building in the world.

On this day 22nd March

Today’s photograph was taken in 2015 on a visit to the Shropshire town of Bridgenorth perched above the River Severn. It’s a lovely little town with a warren of side streets – but well signposted!

On this day 4th March

Today’s photograph was taken on the 4th March 2018 on a dull and gloomy day. St Luke’s is a church on Old Street, London, built in the 18th Century. Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, it includes this striking obelisk for a tower.