Category Archives: History
It’s Chelsea Week again, and I’ve been reading Practical Hints upon Landscape Gardening by William Sawrey Gilpin, nephew of the more famous William Gilpin.
Even in these days of avalanches of instant information, the CLC team occasionally comes across an author about whom we cannot find out anything except that s/he wrote a particular book and therefore may be presumed to have flourished at … Continue reading
I have been to Wales on only one occasion, and that was a day trip to from Cambridge to St Asaph in my relatively sprightly youth. I feel that this did not really do justice to the Principality, and that … Continue reading
Just back from Venice, where a surreal moment was provided by a group of Estonians in full art-folkloric fig in Campo S. Stefano, where presumably they had been singing and/or dancing on a temporary stage raised against the church wall. Him Indoors … Continue reading