Category St Paul’s Cathedral

On a late Friday Night

The night of Friday, 29th January 1965, was one of bitter rain and snow but that didn’t stop people taking up their positions for the following day’s state funeral. While they were taking their places in the cold and wet the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl Marshal, was rehearsing the pallbearers duties inside St. Paul’s […]

Saint Andrew; the Channel Tunnel and the rebuilding of St Paul’s; Octavia Hill; the Observer and the Dandy; Victorian Postal changes and, to close, Boy Bishops

30th November is Saint Andrew’s Day – the patron saint of Scotland. Andrew and the brother Simon Peter were two of the original 12 apostles of Christ. Very little is known about Andrew’s life. He is said to have travelled to Greece to preach Christianity, and that he was crucified at Patras on an X-shaped […]