parkylondon's photos More of parkylondon's photos

Thursday, November 27, 2008

This Week In London #37 HMS Belfast

Hi everyone

Thanks for visiting me again - it's always good to see you here! I've got another show for you today. It's the long-awaited HMS Belfast show. I've been going on about it for a while so here it is. Discover some history, some visiting information and a "special guest" take on the ship.

Remember you can contact me on Twitter and Facebook as well as here or by mail. I am "parkylondon" on Twitter and you can search for This Week In London on Facebook.

You can listen by pressing the player button at the top or by pressing play or by pressing this here. See? It's easy!

Finally, if you like you can subscribe by email. Just pop your email addy in the box above and we'll make sure you never miss an update. If you're "au fait" with RSS you can use that too!

If you haven't already done it can I ask you to complete the survey? Just click the multi-colored box above!

Music in this show is from Jamie Cullum, Adrienne Pierce and Ehren Stark - links below!

The piece at the end is from Diamond Geezer - you can check his site out here but the piece he wrote about HMS Belfast is here

Ehren Starks can be found here and on Magnatunes here

Jamie Cullum
"I Want To Be A Popstar" (mp3)
from "Pointless Nostalgic"
(Candid Productions)
Amazingly it's exactly a year since I played this track last. To the day... Weird.

And finally, Adrienne Pierce can be found here

There you have it. Another show is in the can.. Have fun and keep in touch.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

TWiL #36 - How Many Rivers?

Greetings one and all and thank you for sticking with me.

Before I get into the show notes proper I completely forgot to mention the survey up there on the top left of the web site. If you have already completed it thank you - I really appreciate the feedback. What I am trying to do is understand how I can improve the show, what I can do to make it better for you my loyal listeners! I have no idea who says what (it's totally anonymous) but it does tell me what you think is good and bad. SO thanks if you can find the time to fill it in.


This show is about the rivers of London. Most people know that the Thames flows through London. But what about The Lea? Or The Quaggy? Or the Ravensbourne? Listen and join in!

You can listen to the show from the player below or by clicking here

All the music in this show is from Ingrid Michaelson. You can get her album from Amazon here or from her website here

Sunday, November 09, 2008

How to ride a London Bus - 1950's style

This is interesting from an historical perspective but quite horrifying to these 21st Century eyes and ears. The film was designed to "educate" newly arrived foreigners in London in the intricacies of bus-riding. The films unravels the mysteries with helpful advice like, "Be sure to board a bus headed to your destination," and explaining that drivers aren't allowed to run over school-children.

1950 was a long time ago...