Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA


Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA
Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA

 

on putney bridge hughes

On Putney Bridge
This 1881 painting is by George Frederick Hughes (1859-1883)

 

 

This is the week we welcome back some sort of normality, if you count snow in April in freezing cold South London as normal. Anyway, some heart-warming news - far from everyone getting out of the walking habit during the last few months, people are so keen to get back on the trail that Lonica's walk this Saturday around the East London parks and marshes has been over-subscribed to the extent that a parallel walk, led by Melissa, has been put in place. Hopefully we'll have some photos celebrating our return to social walking in next week's Jabber.

In the meantime - and in the absence of any London Group-ers having been out and about with their cameras in the last week - I've found a lovely source of old photos. Inevitably, it's a Twitter account: Back in Time West London. The one below caught my eye immediately, since it features mud. It's good to know that it isn't only LDWA members who find this substance, er, fun. 

 

 

boys will be boys

Children playing in a pond: Bushey Park, 1917

 

 

Most of us have encountered members of the animal kingdom on walks, from horses and cows (pretty bog-standard) to deer and even camels and giraffes if you're in the vicinity of Regent's Park Zoo. But this beats everything!

 

leopold de zebra carriage

Leopold de Rothschild in his zebra carriage in 1898: outside the Albert Hall

 

 

London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London