Streets of Spitalfields

Two months ago Ellie, fabulous stepdaughter and producer of the most delicious vegan cheese, took us on a walking tour around Spitalfields, and I thought I’d share it with you today given so many of us won’t be able to get out for a while.

Crispin Street, Spitalfields

Great ghost sign on Crispin Street

There’s been a market here since the 13th century, but it was only in the 17th century that the streets we were exploring began to take shape. The work was led by George Bradbury and Edward Noell, and city merchants, Nicholas Barbon and John Parsons.

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Embroidery delights

At the end of last month a friend visited, partly to see us but mostly to see a fabulous Embroiderers Guild exhibition. Both of us were delighted by the beauty and skill on show; every piece created by the Winchester Branch of the Embroiders Guild. One of the creations which captured my attention was their Homes Project, and I thought rather appropriate to share given many of us are currently spending more time at home.

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