Category Archives: Cycling

Silver End Modernism

Silver End village near Braintree was developed in the mid-1920s by the Crittall family to accommodate a new factory (the eponymous steel windows, which, as I recall from Grandad’s flat in Willesden, were very cold to the touch) plus housing … Continue reading

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Frinton-on-Sea Modernism

  Shades of the Weissenhofsiedlung and Södra Ängby: Modernism in Frinton-on-Sea. The Frinton Park estate, begin 1934, was intended to be a very modern housing estate, but – perhaps unsurprisingly – only a small part of it was built. The … Continue reading

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The Great Stone of Fourstones

The weather is so lousy this summer that a day with no rain forecast must be seized with both handlebars. So the Brompton and I set off to find the Great Stone of Fourstones (there are no others, which makes … Continue reading

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Leeds-Liverpool Canal

As it wasn’t raining today, I took the Brompton and went to Keighley to cycle along the canal towpath to Leeds. (Perhaps not the best bike for the rough surface, but definitely the best bike for the crowded trains.) I … Continue reading

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Arnside this morning

The roadside verges on the way home were full of meadowsweet and cranesbill. And Himalayan balsam.

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Arnside this evening

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Hennigsdorf to Berlin

Today’s ride was bookended by Peter Behrens. In 1910 in Hennigsdorf he designed the first workers’ housing in the Rathenau Viertel opposite the AEG works. I have no idea which of the apartments and houses were designed by him, but … Continue reading

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