Category Archives: Subj_Coaching Days

Milestone, Denmark Hill

Above: Recently revealed milestone on Denmark Hill. In case you are not familiar with SE London, probably the most helpful thing to say first is that Denmark Hill is in Camberwell with its lower end starting at Camberwell Green. Denmark … Continue reading

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Notting Hill Gate

Above: A Victorian print showing the booth in the middle of the road. It has a chimney conducting smoke from a fireplace which, on cold days, kept the gate-keeper warm. There do not appear to be any physical gates across … Continue reading

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Milestone at Kensington

Milestones still standing beside a road in Inner London are quite rare. Of those that remain, most of them record a whole number of miles to or from a certain destination – for example, ‘6 miles to London Bridge’. This … Continue reading

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Stage Coach Loading Up

The days of travel by stagecoach are viewed today as being rather fun as well as possibly being rather an adventure. Nostalgic pictures of a coach and four travelling through the countryside are sometimes reprinted as Christmas cards. For all … Continue reading

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Stage Coach on a Short Stop

(Click on image to enlarge to 800×800). Although the days of coaching are often referred to with phrases like  ‘the Romance of the Road’ and ‘the splendid sight of a Coach and Four’, it has to be said that everyday … Continue reading

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Great Maze Pond

Above: The street name relating to so much history in the area. If you live or work in Central London or even if you just use it for pleasure trips – like visiting a restaurant or going to the theatre … Continue reading

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Waggoners

Above: An old waggon standing outside the Georgian Waggon and Horses pub at Great Yeldham, in Essex. The waggon was in a very poor state. The back axle was rotting and had to be supported. The front wheels were missing. … Continue reading

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Milestone at Bow Road

Above: Milestone on the north side of Bow Road. The subject of milestones is an interesting one – probably more interesting than you might think. Many people believe that milestones were an early form of way-marking for those using the … Continue reading

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Mayfair Inns from Yesterday

Above: The most unusual name of the six described in this article. Mayfair is not short of pubs. There are about 30 pubs in the area, some modern and some old. This blog concentrates on what were probably coaching inns … Continue reading

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Stage Coach Arrives at the Inn

Above: ‘Halt at the Inn’ by John Maggs. Some of the most evocative coaching scenes ever painted were by John Charles Maggs (1819-1896). He was born in Bath and lived his whole life there although he travelled to many other … Continue reading

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