The Perfect Housekeeper

Many years ago one of our near neighbours was an old lady called Joan Harbord. One day I asked her in for a coffee. As she entered the house she said,“ I first came here 90 years ago!.” Thomas Hockly was a successful Victorian Master builder, at one time had 27 employees and was responsibleContinue reading “The Perfect Housekeeper”

Old Trees

In the 19th Century, before our house was built in 1875, Barnes was known as the market garden of London. In the early hours of each morning Hammersmith Bridge was thronged with horse drawn carts on their way to Covent Garden loaded with fresh produce of the season. When we came to Barnes in theContinue reading “Old Trees”