Despite the big increase in space and quality of accommodation, his rent barely rose, from £850 to £875 a month.
Vavasseur (can’t you just think of a million nicknames for that…) had a nice little company making recoil-components for naval armaments until he was bought out by another, much bigger manufacturer, William Armstrong, for a very tidy sum indeed.
Apparently Vavasseur was rather amused at the source of his sudden wealth and named his architectural contribution to the spiritual welfare of Greenwich’s paupers after Armstrong’s house in Northumberland.
Tickets for the On Blackheath music festival went on sale today. If anyone went last year, please tell us what it was like.
A full price weekend ticket costs £79, but there is a £10 discount for local residents, including SE4 addresses.
He said: “When I was in London I would feel like penny-pinching all the time.
Golf in Scotland was first recorded in the 15th century, and the modern game of golf was first developed and established in the country.
Whilst digging around the net for this post, I discovered a group called Heritage of London, a pan-London building preservation trust I had never heard of but who seem like A Good Thing.
According to Ho L’s site, Greenwich Council has offered to sell the building to the Trust, which they will restore, whilst keeping the arts group in residence, which sounds like a win to me.
To many golfers, the Old Course at St Andrews, an ancient links course dating to before 1574, is considered to be a site of pilgrimage.