I had lunch at a pub called the Duke of Sussex near Waterloo Station today. The floor of the gents has a map of the area from about 100 years ago engraved on it, which was pretty amazing. Not only was there a leadworks, sawmill and brewery on the South Bank waterfront between Westminster and Waterloo Bridges, but there was a London Necropolis Station at the south end of Waterloo Station. Apparently a private company had a mortuary and chapel to receive dead bodies and send them on dedicated trains on the “London Necropolis Railway” straight to Brookwood cemetery and crematorium in Surrey, most famous passenger, Friedrich Engels. First, second and third class coffin tickets available.
I am 56 years old and hadn’t heard of it until I looked at the floor of a pub toilet!
Including real people in the stands! Can't see any of last year's also-rans moving up into contention this year. With a less taxing schedule than last season and better luck with injuries (possibly), I'm tipping the Raiders this year.
Pawing the ground at the thought of getting away to somewhere new. Who better to turn to than the Frank and Nesta Boughs of LFW? Can I go first? Has anyone been to Chania in Crete and is it a good idea?
My youngest has applied to be part of a medical trial with a company called Flu Camp. She thinks if she's going to be locked up with nothing to do, she might as well get paid for it. Has anyone come across them?