1. Malcolm Winch   •  

    I have been watching your films recently, and have rediscovered the pleasure of walking my own area: Shooters Hill, Plumstead Common and Eltham. I have spent much time in the Lea Valley. It has a fascinating Quaker history. Many Quakers, including the Barclays, were brewers in the valley.

    • JohnR   •     Author

      Thanks for that Malcolm – yes there’s a big Quaker presence still in Leytonstone. Oddly, my hometown of High Wycombe was also a significant Quaker town

  2. Sara Smith   •  

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  4. Douglas Racionzer   •  

    Hi John. Great visit to Stokey. Thanks. I visited coronation gardens today. There is one of the few statues to a black perrson there and I discovered at the back of the garden, what is described as a maze. It is however a labyrinth. Labyrinths are mystical things demanding reflection and contrast to mazes which employ the conscious mind to solve. Coronation gardens backs onto an allotment. Have you commented on this area before?

    • JohnR   •     Author

      Thanks Douglas – glad you found the statue. It features in a few videos and I also mentioned it in a recent post on the issue of statues

  5. Christine Slike   •  

    Was concerned. I haven’t seen any new walks or gotten any notices. Hopefully all is well!👍👍

  6. Antony Smith   •  

    New walks in Enfield area?

    • JohnR   •     Author

      Possibly Antony – good suggestion

  7. gregory james   •  

    great videos john rogers as always ..have you made any videos on Hackney Henge ? thanks

  8. Christine Slike   •  

    Just watched The video of you in the little boat on the river Rodding. It WAS THE BEST!!👍👍👍👍👍

    • JohnR   •     Author

      Thanks so much Christine I had an amazing time

  9. Christine Slike   •  

    Just watched your Elizabeth Line video! Very good. I love when you get “lost”, as the light is fading ,out in a field!! Magically you stumble into civilization! Reminds me of the first videos I watched.😄💌👍
    You seem to have some new fancy shanty recording equipment. Where you using a drone?

    Thanks for the walks and education. I am a confirmed Anglophile living in the crazy U.S.

  10. Paul Brown   •  

    Dear John
    Your walks are a source of relaxation, information, and inspiration. I just watched your YouTube episode with Ian Sinclair set in Hatchards in Piccadilly. I was inspired by your talk about community activism. Currently I am researching for an article on my field – suicide – for the scientific journal, Nature. I came across a cluster of youth suicides in South Wales – a paragraph is appended – and it did enter my mind to do a walkabout in Bridgend, looking out for the ‘new slums’. Had it ever entered your mind to have a shufty at South Wales? Your medium is ideal. The River Ogmore passes close by, although it doesn’t actually go through Bridgend.
    Kindest regards,
    Dr Paul Brown, The Pierre Janet Centre, Melbourne [ex Empire Avenue and Tile Kiln Lane, Edmonton, N18]

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