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Into the hills

The Brompton and I caught the bus as high as it goes and then continued under our own steam. After the last few days of showers, crocuses as well as cyclamen decorate the roadsides. I took the road to the … Continue reading

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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 lead … 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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The other side of the gorge

Today I went up to the highest village on the other side of the gorge and looked down at some of the other places I have cycled to on this holiday. Ayia Sophia, in particular, at the end of a … Continue reading

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The Brompton returns

Well, that was a great little excursion. The Brompton and I made it back up the hill with luggage without having to walk – albeit with about four stops “to admire the view”. Once up, the road keeps you high for … Continue reading

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