After completing Mr Bradshaw’s 8-day tour of London I wandered to Cannon Street via Holborn Viaduct.
John Wesley’s first Chapel, The Foundery, was in Tabernacle Street, just behind City Road. Cannon captured in war were brought to the building for recasting, but in 1716 a huge explosion blew the roof off the building. Foundry work was moved to The Arsenal, Woolwich, and the building stood unused until 1739 when Wesley preached there. It was this building which Wesley bought and repaired. By the 1770s it was too small and a new Wesley Chapel was designed by George Dance the Younger and built 1777-78 in City Road, on a piece of ground opposite Bunhill Fields.
The Chapel Keeper’s House (1865) on the south side, adjoining the Chapel.
The Manse (1898) on the north side.
John Wesley’s home was built alongside the Chapel, in 1779, and he died here in 1791 and was buried behind the Chapel.
Yesterday I continued with my New River Walk, starting near Palmers Green Station where I had stopped in July! It was a sunny autumn day and the walk to Enfield (including the Enfield Loop) was pleasant and easy but with the usual signpost puzzles. Continue reading
Another depressing week in which the task was to take photographs with different ISO settings and compare the results. And I would have to use the fully manual mode. I decided it was time to get to grips with AV mode, one of the two semi-automatic settings on the camera, and at least understand what this could achieve. Continue reading
This is my penultimate post of the 8-day tour of London proposed by Mr Bradshaw in his Illustrated Hand Book to London, and a tour which I began in January 2013! But we have not yet finished the tour of London – the Environs of London remain to be explored, Bradshaw in Hand. Continue reading
The Manor of Finsbury (or Fensbury) was established in 1104 and granted to the City of London in 1315. The land stretched northwards from the City walls, an area of moors and bogs, but by 1607 Richard Johnson described it as ‘..the garden of the City and a pleasurable place of sweet ayres for citizens to walk in..’. Continue reading
I have taken the plunge and signed up for a beginner’s course in photography! Continue reading