Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Six of the Best 504

Arnie Gibbons remembers Leicester's Professor Bob Pritchard, who died at the weekend.

"So much for London’s much vaunted mixed communities - this is social cleansing by another name." Rachel Holdsworth says that the Conservatives' new housing policy will be a disaster fromt he capital.

In his chapter from a new book, Stephen Tall explains why evidence-based policy is a "Yes, but..." way forward.

"What modern makeovers are doing, without us even noticing, is stripping maturity away from girls’ heroines and aspirations." Samira Ahmed on the significance of Lady Penelope's makeover.

"This whole place was once characterised by the warren of alleys and yards which laced the streets. And, when the fancy takes me to enter those that remain, it is in thrall to the delusion that maybe I can find a way back through the labyrinth to old Spitalfields." The Gentle Author continues his explorations.

Lynne About Loughborough visits Stoneywell, a cottage in Leicestershire designed in the Arts and Crafts style by Ernest Gimson at the end of the 19th century and now owned by the National Trust.

1 comment:

stjerome said...

Thank-you for mentioning my blogpost on Stoneywell, although no prose or photos can really do it justice in the way a visit can!