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Historic Greenwich and the Royal Park (Part 1)

By NEILMUIR1
June 19, 2010

Greenwich has more history than most people could research in their lifetime. From stone age tools found in Greenwich, the Romans in AD43, the Saxons settlement in the 10th century, to the Danes who in 1011 kidnapped Archbishop Alfege for a ransom, it is an amazing place. When the ransom was not paid, he was murdered and St. Alfege's Church stands in Greenwich to this day! Many of the things in Greenwich the tourists don't see, as they simply don't know about them.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jun 19, 2010 4:02 AM CST
Neil I am so impressed, your love for this place shows through in your writing and the beautiful pictures. We did go to Greenwich from time to time when I lived in London and it is a very impressive park - and with so much history.
Now - surely you have a picture of the old plaque that had your name on it?
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irisarian
Jun 19, 2010 5:53 AM CST
With a school group (during our spring vacation) they got a big thrill watching the ball drop & standing 'astride the world'.
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 20, 2010 3:02 AM CST
Dear Lucy, they used to love it! But are in to theme parks now with fast rides, not History and plants.
I did put some Iris on for you but not what you like, the thought was there!
Dear Hetty I have not got a picture of the old plaque! I designed and did that around the corner where the old bit was. Now that is being built on for yet another disgusting Glass wing.
However I did manage to see my old boss, who is looking quite frail now. He explained they tried to move the garden I designed but were stopped moving all of it, so most of it was wasted. The old plaque was too big to be put on a stand so they had a new one made (Recently). As I had left years ago, nobody thought to put my name on it as the old plaque had gone missing!
Simple, but it does not matter as we had just got married and my wife remembers it, so that is what matters.
A Royal Park joke on wheelchair access, you would need an anchor out the back of a wheelchair to go down this. Plus my camera is aimed down the hill.
Regards.
Neil.

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Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Jun 20, 2010 6:17 AM CST
Neil,

Thanks for the narrated trip. As you say, you and Sarah know about the old plaque and that is all that matters....what is in your hearts.

Hugs,

Nancy

PS. Hi, Hetty.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? ~~Dr. Robert Schuller
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 20, 2010 3:40 PM CST
Dear Nancy, if you would like to look at my mothers reply and mine look at this http://cubits.org/Neil/thread/view/26524/
Although you will probably feel sad, as we all do around here!
I did not forget your name at the bottom, either!
Super Hugs.
Neil & Sarah
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Jun 21, 2010 6:38 AM CST
It's sad all right. Shame, shame on those people.

Nancy
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