Tuesday 31 January 2012

Pie and Mash Club

Pie and Mash Club Venue and Results

Season 2011-2012 Calendar
ROUND 01 (Fri 23.09.'11) Clark's, 46 Exmouth Market EC1
ROUND 02 (Fri 14.10.'11) Micks Pie and Tash, 183 Chase Side Enfield EN2 0PTROUND 03 (Fri 04.11.'11) Cooke's 150 Hoxton Street N1
ROUND 04 (Fri 25.11.'11) Traditional, 171 East India Dock Road, E14 VERSUS Maureen's, 6 Market Way, Chrisp Street Market E14 
ROUND 05 (Fri 16.12.'11) Clark's, 46 Exmouth Market EC1 
ROUND 06 (Fri 06.01.'12) Manze's, 87 Tower Bridge Rd SE1
ROUND 07 (Fri 27.01.'12) Cockney's, 51 Frith Road, Croydon CR0 1TB
ROUND 08 (Fri 17.02.'12) Kelly's, 284 Bethnal Green Road E2
ROUND 09 (Fri 09.03.'12) Roy's, 3 Station Parade, Dagenham, RM9 5AW
ROUND 10 (Fri 30.03.'12) Lou Farrow's, 279 Southwark Park Road, SE16
ROUND 11 (Sat 21.04.'12) Oastler's, 22 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PA
ROUND 12 (Fri 11.05.'12) Clark's, 46 Exmouth Market EC1

Oh Yes! Yum Yum well deserved 5 stars. 

Where to eat the best Pie n Mash In London

For a Number of years a favourite on a winters day was good long walk around Greenwich Park, now having worked up an appetite it was down to the old pie and mash shop in Greenwich for a slap up feed. Goddard’s pie shop sadly closed back in 2006 but there is still a booth open at weekends in Fountain Court Greenwich Church Street. You can also order online at http://www.pieshop.co.uk
In our travels to find the best Pie N Mash in London we came across the http://www.pie-n-mash.com  so decided to check out some of their haunts! We can’t do better than the connoisseurs so thanks for all the information and to everyone reading enjoy the links to their challenges and meetings!

Clark’s 46 Exmouth Market Clerkenwell London EC1R 4QE (020) 7837 1974 
Great! definitely worth a visit good old fashioned grub! Check out http://www.pie-n-mash.com/results1011_05.html 

Cockney's Pie & Mash Shop 314 Portobello Road London W10 5RU  (0) 20 8960 9409


Cockney's Pie & Mash Shop serve a variety of pies and mashed potato dishes.

F Cooke. 9 Broadway Market, Hackney, London, E8 4PH 0872 148 0642

Arments 7-9 Westmoreland Road, Walworth, London, SE17 2AX 0871 971 7165
Arment’s is an eel and pie house which has been trading in the Walworth area since 1914. Today it is owned and run by third generation Arments Roy and Cheryl who continue the family tradition of selling quality pies made to original recipes.

A.H.Cookes Pie and Mash Shop 48 Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 8DH0871 971 6535

Monday 30 January 2012

London tube Totteridge and Whetstone-See London on Streetview

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Totteridge and Whetstone station was planned by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (EH&LR) and was originally opened as Whetstone and Totteridge on 1 April 1872 by the Great Northern Railway (which had taken over the EH&LR).[3] The station was on a branch of a line that ran from Finsbury Park to Edgware via Highgate.
After the 1921 Railways Act created the Big Four railway companies the line was, from 1923, part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). The section of the High Barnet branch north of East Finchleywas incorporated into the London Underground network through the "Northern Heights" project begun in the late 1930s. High Barnet station was first served by Northern line trains on 14 April 1940[4] and, after a period where the station was serviced by both operators, LNER services ended in 1941.[3] The station still retains much of its original Victorian architectural character today.

 Blue Plaque -Jimi Hendrix
Today's Featured Blue Plaque HENDRIX, Jimi (1942-1970) 

JIMI HENDRIX 1942-1970 Guitarist and Songwriter lived here 1968-1969 23 Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HA

its hidden by the Lamp-post here.

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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942– September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in musical history and one of the most influential musicians of his era across a range of genres.[
After initial success in Europe with his group The Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, Hendrix headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. He often favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble and helped develop the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback.
Hendrix, as well as his friend Eric Clapton, popularized use of the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock which he often used to deliver an exaggerated sense of pitch in his solos, particularly with high bends, complex guitar playing, and use of legato. As a record producer, Hendrix also broke new ground in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas. He was one of the first to experiment withstereophonic phasing effects for rock recording.[citation needed]
Hendrix was influenced by blues artists such as B.B. KingMuddy WatersHowlin' WolfAlbert King and Elmore Jamesrhythm and blues and soul guitarists Curtis Mayfield and Steve Cropper, and the jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. Hendrix (who was then known as 'Maurice James') began dressing and wearing a moustache like Little Richard when he performed and recorded in his band from March 1, 1964 through to the spring of 1965.[14][15][16] In 1966, Hendrix stated, "I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice".
Hendrix won many of the most prestigious rock music awards in his lifetime, and has been posthumously awarded many more, including being inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and theUK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. An English Heritage blue plaque was erected in his name on his former residence at Brook Street, London, in September 1997. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6627 Hollywood Blvd.) was dedicated in 1994. In 2006, his debut US album, Are You Experienced, was inducted into the United States National Recording Registry, and Rolling Stone named Hendrix the top guitarist on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time in 2003.

Sunday 29 January 2012

Today's Featured Blue Plaque Ian Fleming
FLEMING, Ian (1908-1964)

IAN FLEMING 1908-1964 Creator of James Bond lived here 22 Ebury Street, Belgravia, SW1W 8LW. Have a look on Street View
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Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer. Fleming is best known for creating the fictional spy James Bond and the series of twelve novels and nine short stories about the character. Fleming was from a wealthy family, connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co. and his father was MP for Henley from 1910 until his death on theWestern Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through a number of jobs before he started writing.

The Bond books are amongst the biggest-selling series of fictional books of all-time, having sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Fleming also wrote the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two works of non-fiction. Whilst working in British Naval Intelligence during the Second World War, Fleming was the involved in the planning stages of Operation Mincemeat and Operation Goldeneye, the former of which was successfully carried out. Fleming was also involved in the planning and overseeing of two active service units, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force.

Saturday 28 January 2012

London Tube Belsize Park-See London on Streetview

When travelling on the tube have you ever wondered what that station looks like?

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Station Info

Belsize Park tube station is a London Underground station in Belsize Park, North-West London. The station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Chalk Farm and Hampstead stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2. It is located at the northern end of Haverstock Hill. In July 2011 the station became a Grade II listed building.[2]
The Royal Free Hospital is located a short distance to the north of the station.

Belsize Park is an area of north-west London, England, in the London Borough of Camden.
It is located 3.4 miles (5.5 km) north-west of Charing Cross and has a station on the Northern Line. Some nearby localities are Hampstead to the north and west, Kentish Town and Gospel Oak to the east,Camden Town to the south east and Primrose Hill to the south. It is a lively area with many restaurants, pubs and cafés along Haverstock Hill and also England's Lane. Hampstead Heath is a 10–12 minute walk. Primrose Hill park is 5 minutes walk from England's Lane and provides some of the best views of Central London.
Belsize Park is in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency whose present MP is Glenda Jackson.

Friday 27 January 2012

Twilight's Taylor Lautner at Madam Tussauds Taylor Lautner at Madame Tussauds London

US teen heartthrob, Taylor Lautner, is the first celebrity of the year to join our A-list Party area. A brand new wax figure of the Twilight sensation was revealed standing shoulder to shoulder with co-star, British actor, Robert Pattinson – BUT the pair will only remain together until fans have selected which one should take centre stage in their very own exclusive area.

The dashing figure mirrors Lautner’s relaxed style with a jean and leather jacket combo paired with his trademark sultry expression. The figure took four months to create at a cost of £150,000. 

Taylor was one of the most requested personalities in 2011 and to mark the occasion we have decided to try and answer the ultimate question – Taylor vs R-Pattz, who is the supreme ‘King of Hearts’? Both Taylor and Robert are hugely successful young A-list actors with loyal and very vocal fans so we’re excited to see the results!

You’re invited to cast your vote here at Madame Tussauds from today until 3rd February 2012 by visiting the dashing duo and using the simple colour coded system. Whoever is elected will be crowned the ‘King of Hearts’ and will take up sole residence to greet his fans in VIP style for the rest of the year. Get voting!

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Thursday 26 January 2012

The Sherlock Holmes Museum 221b Baker Street London NW1 6XE  England
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Dickens Dark London
Dickens: Dark LondonMuseum of London title bar (#171d58)
© David Foldvari at Big Active
© David Foldvari at Big Active
Download the second edition of our Dickens: Dark London app from iTunes from February. The next edition features illustrations based on A Visit to Newgate from Sketches by Boz. This edition will cost £1.49 from iTunes or you can download it for free from iTunes (excluding data charges) if you visit the Museum of London.
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Charles Dickens 200 th Birthday

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Dickens bicentenary
Until 10 June 2012What better way to celebrate Charles Dickens' 200th birthday on 7 February than with a visit to our current exhibition Dickens and London at the Museum of London. The IT Crowd's Matt Berry seems to agree: 'The Dickens & London exhibition at the museum of London is the best £8 I've spent in years.'Find out more and buy tickets
Today's Featured Blue Plaque Charles Dickens

DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870)CHARLES DICKENS 1812-1870 Novelist Lived Here 48 Doughty Street, Holborn, WC1N 2LX

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (play /ˈɑːlz ˈdɪkɪnz/; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.[1]

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly instalments, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularise. Unlike other authors who completed novels before serialisation, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialised. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next instalment.[2] The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.[3]
Dickens's work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo TolstoyGeorge Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.