Regular readers will know that August on diamond geezer is local history month. A big all-consuming safari, stretched out over weeks and days, blogged about in enormous detail. Rejoice! (or run away)
I've been doing this every August for the last seven years. In-depth psychogeographic analysis of a series of eclectic London-centric locations, generally linear in nature, with daily posts reporting back on the sights and sounds along the way... » August 2003:Where I live(famous places within 15 minutes of my house) » August 2004:Piccadilly(a walk down Mayfair's most famous street) » August 2005:the River Fleet(tracking the subterranean river)[photos] » August 2006:Betjeman's Metro-land(Baker Street to Verney Junction)[photos] » August 2007:Walk London(following bits of our six strategic walks)[photos] » August 2008:High Street 2012(the Olympic highway from Aldgate to Stratford)[photos] » August 2009:Walking the Lea Valley(50 miles from Luton to Leamouth)[photos] » August 2010: ?????
As for what this year's local history month will bring, I'm revealing nothing yet. But I have chosen a less ambitious project than usual. What with all these lost rivers I've been following, 2010 is already turning out to be local history year, so I don't want to over-exert myself on the blog. And I've decided to head outside the capital for a change, just to be different, to visit places connected by their non-London-ness. Six locations altogether, dripfed throughout August, and probably kicking off later this week. Keep your eyes peeled. Not-London not-local local history month will begin shortly.