THE RINGING GROOVES OF CHANGE
Hampstead is the place to ruralise
All on a summer’s day.
Music-hall song by Watkin Williams, ca 1863
A new film from the heart of leafy suburbia:
Incidentally, Tennyson, the Poet Laureate, who is mentioned and quoted in the film, was a fairly frequent visitor to NW6. A keen student of astronomy, he used to star-gaze through the telescope erected in Sir Norman Lockyer’s garden in Fairfax Road (the same telescope through which Lockyer discovered helium in 1862).
A happy Easter to you all!
|Photo by EP|