When there was an Outbreak of Highway Damage by Treasure-Seekers in Shepherd’s Bush (and Beyond)

The following article appeared in the Cornish & Devon Post on 30th January 1904: George Stevenson, twenty-four, plasterer, was brought up at West London Police-court, on a charge of wilfully damaging the surface of the highway on Loftus-road, Shepherd’s Bush. A police-constable said he saw defendant scraping the earth away from the roots of trees Continue reading


The Blue Plaque in Hammersmith that commemorates the planning of the D-Day Landings

Following our latest trip to the Hammersmith archive, Bernard Lambert, Colin Woodley and I headed up the Hammersmith Road to ‘Latymers’ for some lunch. Whilst taking a photograph of the pub, Colin noticed an interesting building situated through the trees. A closer inspection revealed a blue plaque on the outside wall that commemorated the planning Continue reading