Had a great morning…

… taking a delightful group of secondary school youngsters around the City. Make even better by receiving the following email from their teachers.
“Alistair,
Thanks for being a great guide. The boys really enjoyed it, particularly going in the less obvious nooks and crannies. As I said (and you know), I think the ‘people and events’ angle is a good one for kids as they can link to the history they learn in school.”

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Summer in the City

17th July 2017

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Blisteringly hot day for my historically themed walk as part of Open Garden Squares weekend.  A lovely group of people.  Grateful for the shade in the City’s green spaces.

The congregations of flowers in Christ Church Newgate Street at its best – with one small exception!

IMG_20170617_123103179We ended up on the roof of Eversheds Sutherland’s building in Wood Street where there is an extraordinary garden: deep beds heaving with veg … beehives … heather… and a flypast by the Red Arrows accompanied by a peel from St Paul’s!  Which, obviously, I arranged specially.

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Or it might just have something to do with the Queen’s official birthday.

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