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Todays walk the City 2

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BazzakReading Rabbits

Bunhill Fields is a burial ground opened in 1665 unto 1854 and has many well known peoplelaid to rest there, here are a few.

1/ John Bunyan died 1688 author of Pilgrims Progress

2/William Blake 1831 Painter and poet who wrote Jerusalem, my favourite hymn.²

3/ Daniel Defoe, died 1731 author of Robinson Crusoe, Defoe's wife died a year later and was buried in the same grave. Defoe died in poverty and originally the grave only had a simple headstone, many years later the headstone was struck by lightning and broken and an appeal was launched for a suitable memorial to be installed, this it.

4/ Is just walking through the burial ground.

There are many other well known people buried here, I including Isaac Watts, 1748, hymn writer, who composed Joy to the World and When I Survey the Wounderus Cross.

Sorry if there is too much information. 🙂x

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I appreciate the information you have added with your pictures. Very interesting and informative! Thank you, Bazzak!😀👍👌🙏🌈

Very interesting. Being a literararararararary person, I studied Blake at university. I was intending to go to an exhibition of his art before coronavirus derailed that. 😀🌸

Interesting! Will it be rescheduled for after the virus is gone?

I don't know! I have serious memory problems from my brain injury and now that a couple of months have gone by, I can't remember where it was going to be! At the moment I just remember it was in London at one of the big galleries. 🤔🌸

It’s okay. They may have to say something about it when they do reschedule.😀👍🌈

That's true. I will keep my eyes peeled. 🙂🌸

That’s good! Let me know if you see anything.😀👍🌈

I will try to remember to!!!!😌🌸

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JayceeW in reply to Marnie22

It was at the Tate, but was due to finish at the end of Feb. Perhaps they will repeat it . Their website has some interesting information if you google Blake exhibition, London. Enjoy!

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BazzakReading Rabbits in reply to Marnie22

Now you can go and see his grave too ! 🙂, I was thinking about you today, I walked a past a beautiful Hotel Chocolat shop and was going to take a photo to send to you saying, this is the perfect place for you to stay, if ever in London. 😁🍩🍪xx

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Marnie22 in reply to Bazzak

That's very sweet.... . (geddit?!)


I am relieved to know it wasn't the graves that brought me to mind....😁🌸 Though it could have been an angel....😌🌸

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BazzakReading Rabbits in reply to Marnie22

😁xx love you humour x

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Marnie22 in reply to Bazzak

It's all I have left ......(SOB....) 😅🌸

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BazzakReading Rabbits in reply to Marnie22

As Ren'e would say, " you stupid woman" you have everything a person could wish for. Apart from a back gate that doesn't open!.

Sorry that doesn't sound right🙉x

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Marnie22 in reply to Bazzak

No, it sounds decidedly dodgy if you say it in Rene's accent! But it made me laugh! 😁🌸

Never too much information Bazzak. It's lovely to have such a knowledgable tour guide. And the pics are great! 👍😊🙏

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That's really interesting history, by the way, I love reading old head stones. 👍😊

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BazzakReading Rabbits in reply to bobbybobb

Re head stones, so do I, there was a really odd one that I took photos of yesterday but thought it may upset some people on here. If you want to see it here is a link to an article about it, it's very interesting

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bobbybobbAmbassador in reply to Bazzak


Really enjoyed the photos and info..thanks for sharing 🙂🌼🌻🦋

Definitely not too much. I find all the history very interesting. Thank you. x

Not at all. Love reading these. X

No there's not too much: it's interesting to learn of the history. I didn't realise so many well known people were buried there.

I'm really enjoying all your photos- keeping me going until I can go to to London again myself. I'm currently re reading the Shardlake books by CJ Sansom and they've whetted my appetite for finding out more about the City of London.

I really envy you Bazzak, you are certainly keeping your little grey cells working absorbing all that knowledge. Me? I'm researching The History and Origin of Nursery Rhymes. I'm finding it fascinating and hope to give a talk to one of my Groups when things get back to some normality. If you come across anything linked to this topic on your travels Id be interested to know. Thanks.

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BazzakReading Rabbits in reply to RoadRunner44

Will do I promise 🙂xx

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BazzakReading Rabbits in reply to RoadRunner44

You must have seen this site, but if you haven't it's very interesting x

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RoadRunner44 in reply to Bazzak

Yes, thank you Bazzak, I am using it already. The roots of many of these nursery rhymes are linked to historical happenings of the time but others have such sad beginnings. Thanks again Bazzak and enjoy your wanderings.


Beautiful; thanks for sharing. J

Hello Bazzak

I really enjoy the additional information, keep up the good work.

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BazzakReading Rabbits in reply to Big_Dee

Thank you, xx

Thank you for the tour....I love that

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