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Alfie and Sheila share their Diamond Wedding Anniversary with Family and Friends in Hereford.

Time Goes Fast in Weston-super-Mare

Some Key LHA people from 71 Princes Gate meet at Caversham for a Special Outing on the Thames at Henley

Meeting Today's Stoke Newington School and 6th Form then Visiting Scholars' Place to see the remnents and good clues of Daniel Defoe Secondry School in 1963

Matisse Cut-Outs at The Tate Modern, London

Easter Holiday - A Visit to Sunny London

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland, Ohio

A Curry Fest with Stuart, Vimmi, George and Pam in Huntingdon plus a chance to Visit Ely Cathedral - free on a Sunday!

Christmas Cheer was a first for Matthew - click on the Christmas 2013 page to see the slide collection

The 71 Princes Gate Gang Meet in Soho to test the beer then sample a chinese meal and pop into Ronnie Scott's to look around before heading for a quiet pub.


A Trip to Visit Roy & Sue in Fabulous Suffolk

Daniel Defoe (Main Hall) - now called Scholars' Place

A Talk on 3D Printing at the Royal Institution

Thom Takes his Grandparents to Comic Con!!!!

Days out visiting eclectic London - October 2013

First to South Ken. to walk past 71 Princes Gate (now owned by the Imperial College I've heard) on the way to see the just opened Dame Zaha Hadid extension to the Sakler Gallery in Hyde Park, then over to see the Jonathan Yeo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Just a few hours later I had a chance to hear a lecture at the Royal Institution at 21 Albemarle Street where my childhood hero Michael Faraday did his brilliant experiments and gave scinterlating talks. I was even allowed to see one of the 14 Nobel Prize Certificates won by people who have worked in this magnificent Georgian building. Use link to 'London' in Navigation Bar to see a slide show.


Jean and Laurie reach 45 years and still going - just!!

We decided to celebrate quietly by trekking up to Yorkshire via Rutland, stopping for 2 nights in Shipley to visit Ilkley - all booked out for weeks ahead - for a special meal at the Box Tree and then to walk around Skipton's street market before heading into glorious York to re-visit the Minster and Jorvik.  A memorable photo follows plus a slide show on the 'Anniversaries' page listed in the Navigation area on the left.

Some From 71 Princes Gate and Friends try out the Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire

Keeping to a water theme we met at Huntingdon to start a fun and memorable day out on the river - enjoying every minute. Click on the '71 Princes Gate' link in the Navigation Bar on the left side to see a small slide show.

Simon, Caroline, Stuart and Laurie take to the Thames

On a glorious sunny day we spent the day tripping down the Thames. The photo below is a taster - click on the '71 Princes Gate link to visit a slide show.

Approaching Tower Bridge

Roger and Maureen Celebrate 40 Years

A favourite taken with Chris & Dick a few weeks before touring Australia

A day of sunshine to join the celebrations of wonderful friends in picturesque Thame. Click on any thumbnail below to enlarge.




The Hoop & Toy Lives Again at South Kensington

Simon, Stuart and Laurie met to discuss an amazing 50 year journey and pop into the V & A to see their most popular exhibition ever - David Bowie, born around the time we were and then did it all from the 70s  onward, but not at 71 Princes Gate! See photos below and more on the page devoted to 71 Princes Gate. Click on each thumbnail to enlarge.......


Daniel Defoe Students Celebrate 50 Years Since School    In early 2013 an entrepid group met up for a special lunch near Piccadilly Circus to celebrate leaving school in those exciting days of the early 1960s - just a few snaps below reflect some of the many personalities



A Surprise Party for Pete's 65th - around 100 people

Harry Potter at Warner Bros. at Leavesdon is Fantastic

With Thom and Levi we spent only three and half hours looking around the real Studios where they made the Harry Potter films over 10 years.


Christmas Cheer from Caversham & London - 2012

With News from Katy for a special day next June that will make our small family dramatically larger and some of us Gandparents again.





Australia for over a month - Out via Hong Kong and back with a stop-over in Singapore. We witnessed our first Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun - photo attributded to Panasonic who were along the beach and were lucky to avoid the fast moving clouds.





2012 - BT Engineers Meet in the City At Xmas For a Beer


Daniel Defoe take to the River Thames after nearly 50 years



Raspberry Pi at the IET - A talk for Young Professionals by Eben Upton


Up Town to see the New Routemaster plus a bit more.....



 Clare Runs for Cancer Charity on WSM Beach-May 2012