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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: Vicki
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vic
Jun 19, 2010 9:30 AM CST
I always learn so much from you Neil. Thank you!

Your photo's are stunning.

The chestnut tree(s) blew me away.

Thank you so much...

vic
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 19, 2010 12:57 PM CST
Dearest Vicki, it is with great pleasure I post these things as Articles! I am most happy when someone enjoys what they see. A part of History and my love for the Environment and plants, which I adore.
Yesterday I was saddened when a tourists child was wailing to her parents that this was not a Theme Park she had been promised; where were the rides and the computers, ice creams and burger bars!
You can get them in Greenwich village, but not in a Royal Park. It is not meant for that! It apart from the Royal Observatory thing which I disagree with, free. There are not many beautiful places and things that are free. Where you can wander and soaked in History and indeed plants that have a History!
That is why we love our Parks, whether they are Royal or not, simply because they are ours and free. Which is a nice change than to be charged for everything you do.
I agree Royal Park Rules are strict, no Alcohol\Drugs in the Park, if you get caught you know what to expect. That is the way it has been at Greenwich since 1433, and I agree with it!
If you wish for a drink go in the fantastic pubs in Greenwich, it is only at the bottom of the Hill.
If you can't abide by the rules, don't go there, or if you do, expect the punishment!
As a Horticulturist I love plants not clearing someone elses mess up!
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 19, 2010 1:58 PM CST
I agree with you Neil and I would MUCH prefer the Royal Parks.

The history and the flowers just touched my heart.

I'm looking forward to your next article and pictures Thumbs up

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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 21, 2010 11:23 PM CST
Dear Vicki part 2 is at http://cubits.org/Neil/articles/view/472/
Regards.
Neil.

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Maridell
Jun 23, 2010 4:51 PM CST
Love the history, you have done a great job...on to part 2!
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 23, 2010 6:13 PM CST
Again, thank you for your kindness! I can but just ry to bring some beauty into peoples life's!
Regards.
Neil.

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