Hidden history: The burial mounds of Greenwich

Hidden history: The burial mounds of Greenwich

I’ve been to Greenwich twice in my life once when I was at school, I can’t remember why except we looked at the Cutty Sark sat in the water, I have no other memory than that, it’s lost in the maze at Hampton Court, and in the stalls of the Old Vic...
Hidden History: The forgotten chapel

Hidden History: The forgotten chapel

Ring-roads, go round and past. Nature of the beast I suppose, circling. Norwich is blessed with ever-increasing circles; from the old castle ditches and the fee to the city wall and the inner link roads, out to the proper ring-road now forming into another ripple of...
Hidden History: The Mousehold heath air crashes

Hidden History: The Mousehold heath air crashes

It’s an odd little memorial just off the side of the Road near the football pitches near Gilman Road. I’m not entirely sure of the circumstances either. Mousehold was at the time a dummy airfield chances are that either plane could have been making that...
Hidden history: The concrete toilet

Hidden history: The concrete toilet

Norwich, city of culture twenty err something eventually, home of the world’s first pre-cast concrete sectional toilet. It’s like our very own version of Shropshire’s Iron bridge, only it’s a concrete toilet. You can’t go and utilise the...
Hidden History: Lassie Come Home

Hidden History: Lassie Come Home

Surprising what you find in your garden, I’ve found clay pipe stems and bowls and piece of Romano British pottery, meanwhile a friend of a friend found a bullet case just off Spynke Road in Norwich, it came from this Liberator, ‘Lassie Come Home’ she...
Hidden History: Novo Jewish Cemetery

Hidden History: Novo Jewish Cemetery

A curious place, hidden in plain sight in the middle of Queen Mary University in Mile End in London. It’s a very old Sephardic jewish burial area the stones are higgeldy piggeldy and worn. I just didn’t realise it was there until we walked past it when we...