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 Saturday, December 30, 2023

dg 2023 index

Beyond London
Nottingham: Not just Robin Hood and cricket, but also caves, Boots and a complete traverse of the tram network [photos]
West Midlands Metro: Another day of faffing about on the trams, especially the latest extensions
Cheltenham and Gloucester: Spas, racing and GCHQ versus cloisters, docks and the Severn [photos]
Banbury: Cock horses, frozen canals and spicy cakes [photos]
Lavenham: A country walk to Suffolk's chocolate box Tudor village [photos]
Wivenhoe: Creeky shenanigans up an Essex estuary (including a ferry ride) [photos]
South Woodham Ferrers: Essex's creeky New Country Town [photos]
The Gibberd Garden: Harlow's architect's delightful home and hideaway
Beachy Head: My biennial chalk workout via the Seven Sisters [photos]
...and also: Croxley Green, Windsor Great Park, county towns, piers, Rochester Bridge, Chess Valley Walk, The Cuckoo Trail, South Ockendon, Devil's Dyke, Clandon Park, Hatchlands Park

Major series
Peripheral Postcodes: UB11, RM4, TW15, TW19, EN6, EN8, EN9, EN7, WD6, WD23, KT17, KT18, KT19, KT22, WD3, IG9, RM15, SM7, CR3, CR6, CM13, CM14, roundup 1, TW16, roundup 2, KT10, RM19, SL0, SL3, WD19
A Nice Walk: Crossness, West Heath, Rotherhithe, Paddington Arm, North Bank, Wimbledon Common, Chingford, Fæsten Dic, Old Oak Common to Euston, Putney Sculpture Trail, almost Oxford Street

E3: Dream Bean, next trains at Bow Road, 20mph speed limit, parking, Pulp - Mile End, fish and chips, along Bow Road
E15/E20: misplaced Street Hub, Newham Heritage Month; QEOP+10, after dark
Tower Hamlets: The Gilbert and George Centre, Museum of London Docklands, Tower Hamlets Road, Young V&A, Tower of London

Wider London
London: Thames bridges, apostrophes, mispronounced, London something, inner/outer, 100 things I've done, football training grounds, Eurovision, Mayoral candidates, everybody's been, nobody's been, Open House, county triple points, London in 1, Big Brother houses, Thames Water
London superlatives: faffiest museum, densest grid square, closest beach, close to the centre, largest clockfaces, highest lettered house, first and last Post Offices
Central: Hunterian Museum, severed pedway, National Portrait Gallery, St Barts, Freddie Mercury, gun salute, The Lookout, Horizon 22, Turbine Hall, St Paul's Cathedral, two marches, around London Zoo, Elgin Marbles
East: Sutton House, Hackney Walk, Silvertown Shuttle, Barking & Dagenham, Whalebones
North: the Totteridge yew, Bush Hill Gardens, Betstyle Circus, Enfield Museum, Thornhill Square
Northwest: Gladstone Park, Pinner Fair, Brookside Close, Wealdstone and Whetstone, Stephens House
West: Chiswick footbridge, the Apprentice cafes, Boat Race, Heathrow Biodiversity Site, Fulham Palace, Uxbridge by-election, Acton central, Kingshill Bakery, Boston Manor House, Set To Stun, Thames flooding
Southwest: the triple points of Sutton, Richmond bridges, The Way, Hampton Court, Merton's new logo
South: Waddon Ponds, Croydon - borough of culture, Lambeth extremes, Burgess Park bridge
Southeast: SE23, Famous People of Sidcup, the Spock plaque, the Knoll, Pleasaunces, Bexleyheath-ish, Chalk Wood
Rivers: The Roxbourne, 'the Quaggy', The Ravensbourne, Wyncham Stream, Wembley Brook
Geology: Muswell Hill, Elephant & Castle, Charlton, Blackheath, Pinner, Lesnes Abbey Woods, Happy Valley, Riddlesdown

TfL: Twitter, safety campaign, 'brighter'
Anorak corner: tube, bus, rail
Tube: Tube 160, Jubilee gaps, Central gaps, how underground is it, inside the Circle line, poppies, Victoria vents
Tube stations: the first seven, consecutive words, Grange Hill, Bank, Gloucester Road, furthest from a non-tube station, rebuilding Stratford, highest stations, one stop each
Tube map: cumulative additions, May 2023, snowflakes, TOX23 map
Tube fares: fares 2023, One Day Travelcards, platform tickets
Overground: ticket offices, Lincoln Road level crossing, renaming the lines
Crossrail: purple signs, joining up, joined up, excessive dwell time
Rail: hourly or less, closing ticket offices, closest stations, revised fares, Brent Cross West, prospective stations
Bus: busiest bus stop, least Londony bus, diamond stickers, weekly roundup, two decades of changes
Superloop: launch, routes, 607, Superloop Nomenclature Committee, SL8, on the tube map, SL6, SL10, SL1, furthest from
Bus routes: 23, 271, 497, 58, 275, 11, 16, 507, 521, 549, X68, X26, X140, 728, 1-9, 318, 168, 339
Dangleway: Dangleway Week
Tram: 23rd birthday
Streets: A2023, Purley Way, Black Boy Lane, flyovers, up the A1, lowest A road by borough, Alpha and Omega, ULEZ winners and losers, Christmas streets

Quizzes: carbohydrates, Cabinet, East Sussex, seaside, organs, first and last, borough words
Time and space: the brightest hour, 31sts, over 30°C
Maps & geography: natural hazards, Historic County Flag Day, postcode areas
the Coronation: preparations, four Kings, three streets, the big day, clocktowers
The blog: drafts, searches, 10000th post
Unblogged: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

And... the day before you came, myGeezer, The Count, 100 incontrovertible opinions, hide and seek, crisp packet colours, grumpytutters, Dr Who 60

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