More scenes from my walk back from the local Baker.
I have always liked the fact that the mariners – decay’d Masters & Commanders of Ships’ – who were housed so comfortably in almshouses paid for by a legacy of Captain Henry Mudd, should have been consoled by stone models of ships on entry:-
And I like also the detailing of the stone carving on the side buildings facing out onto the street:-
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Dear Charles I thoroughly enjoy reading your daily blog, especially during these days of lockdown! Read up on these almshouses today and Captain Tom Mudd (what a charming name reminds me of Captain Tom!) – and their fight against planning applications, which I am currently in the process of writing to stop my neighbour’s proposed extension which would block all natural light from my kitchen – my bakery!! Happy New Year to you both and a healthy one too. Janice
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On Mon, 4 Jan 2021 at 10:06, | Charles | Saumarez | Smith | wrote:
> Charles Saumarez Smith posted: ” More scenes from my walk back from the > local Baker. I have always liked the fact that the mariners – decay’d > Masters & Commanders of Ships’ – who were housed so comfortably in > almshouses paid for by a legacy of Captain Henry Mudd, should have been” >
Dear Janice, Happy New Year to you ! Charles
How beautiful. Is the rigging on the ships made of stone as well?
I assume not ! It’s quite high up, so difficult to examine. Charles
The current ships are fibreglass replicas from the 1950s – I think the originals are in the Museum of London.
Thank you !