Archive for July 16, 2015

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The Church of St Magnus the Martyr stands alongside the way that led to the old London Bridge.

Plaque in the Churchyard of St Magnus the Martyr

Plaque in the Churchyard of St Magnus the Martyr

Inside the church is a fine model of the old bridge which existed from medieval times until the Corporation of London demolished all the buildings on it in 1756 and then replaced the bridge itself with a new one a little way upstream in 1825. The model is by David T Aggett.

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London Bridge in 1630 By Foxhunter22 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

London Bridge in 1630 By Foxhunter22 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

The Tower of Westminster Cathedral

The Tower of Westminster Cathedral

Keith and I were in London and decided to go up the Tower of Westminster Cathedral to do some photography. Whilst talking to another photographer we found out that it was the day of the RAF fly past to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain (July 1940). The planes would fly over Buckingham Palce and we would be in the ideal place to see and hopefully photograph them.

Buckingham Palace from Tower of Westminster Ctahedral

Buckingham Palace from Tower of Westminster Ctahedral

Buckingham Palace from Tower of Westminster Ctahedral

Buckingham Palace from Tower of Westminster Ctahedral

So we waited and about 15 minutes later we got the best seats in London for the fly past and some good photographs!

The Flypast consisted Of 4 Spitfires, 2 Hurricanes and 4 Typhoons

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