Category Archives: Historic

Wellington Arch, Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner, London

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Set in the heart of Royal London, Wellington Arch was built as a victory arch proclaiming Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon.

Crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe it depicts the Angel of Peace descending on the ‘Quadriga’ – or – four horsed chariot of War.

I visit this landmark yesterday and marvelled on the glorious panoramas over London from its balconies.

Catch this amazing temporary exhibition inside the arch before it closes on the 2nd November 2015.


Historic Goodwood Revival 2015

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The world’s largest historic motor racing festival has been thrilling sell out crowds of 150,000 in West Sussex.

With the majority dressing in 1940’s to 1960’s outfits, it was a fabulous display of elegance from all who took part.

The festival marking the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain with Spitfires, Hurricanes and the oldest flying Bristol Blenheim in the world.

A Very Royal Connection

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Fantastic evening at Chislehurst Golf Club – Charity Event with Music floating from the Terrace and cascading down to the 1st Tee!


Napoleon III was the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte and, for a brief period he tried to re-build his uncle’s empire.  This included overturning the French Republic. However, his plans were thwarted by defeat in the Franco-Prussian war, which saw him exiled to London.  Settling with his wife Eugenie at Camden Palace in Chislehurst.

Sir Winston Churchill Chartwell, Westerham, Kent

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A delightful summer’s soiree in the grounds of  Sir Winston Churchill’s country home, Chartwell,  Westerham, Kent.

If you have not visited this idyllic English countryside – you are missing one of the gems of the National Trust’s vast collection of homes.

Go and see before summer is over!