|Last day classroom bound|
Interesting to find that I'm on a bit of a historic trajectory, last term began to get a bit of a grasp on English history via the National Portrait Gallery introduction expertly curated and explained by Leslie Primo.
Now (as hopefully) the weather picks up - I'm finding out something about how London developed - first lesson was in the classroom talking about the background and itinerary -Paul Sinclair who is our guide seems splendid and well organised.
Key facts and surprises so far are that London's Population pretty much went from 1 Million-ish in 1801 to around 6 Million a 100 years later. The population is growing again but there's an issue of where London begins and ends (of course).
Be great to get out and about - we'll visit
Islington, Clerkenwell, Mayfair, Harrow-on-the -hill, Bermondsey, Wapping Shoreditch and Notting Hill (stay tuned).
|London's Masonic Hall - History is all around us|