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Urban Diary

Pastoral London

The Clock Tower seen through the spokes of my bike (photo by author)

Green spaces in London are not concentrated in just one area but spread out citywide. It is not an easy task to preserve these open spaces for the public as I found out recently when cycling past Crouch End’s Clock Tower.

This is a monument erected to honour Henry Reader Williams who, as Chairman of the Hornsey Local Board in the 19th century, fought hard to protect green spaces in the…

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