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London (Acronym) By Sara Davis

L is for love of London Town

   the sparkling jewel in England’s crown

O for Old Bailey from Crippen to Krays

   Ruth Ellis, Lord Haw Haw and folk with bad ways

N is for Newgate where criminals caught

    made public executions a spectator sport

D is for Downing Street Number Ten

   scene of most of the Country’s mayhem

O is the Old Bull and Bush of renown

   the very best tavern in old London Town

N is for Nelson and his column tall

   admiral of the Fleet & finest of all

London & Essex Heritage Club 7.6.11

Guiding Certificate & Badge ceremony with Lord Mayor of London

City of London Police Officer 1973-2007

Dear Elli,

Just wanted To say a big Thank You again for all your efforts in conducting this walk today. As always I learned huge amounts, and how could I not with you as a guide? You really are very, very good at it. You have vast knowledge, so have obviously done your homework. On top of that you're a real "people person", so know how to relate to the people you're guiding. You also make sure that, if someone asks a question, the others know what it was - a small detail, but very helpful. So all in all you're a natural, Elli, a real professional!

Peter Webb

Dear Eleanor,

Thankyou for coming to talk to the Guild last week, we all enjoyed the talk.

What a gruesome yet interesting history there is in 'crime & punishment' in London.

You certainly helped us realise how lucky we are now!

Northwood Grange Townswomens Guild

Went on the East End walk yesterday in aid of the SWESRS roof fund taken by Eleanor Bloom, went with some friends,what a great day and what a superb knowledgable guide we were lucky to have, Eleanor made the walk so interesting (and we overun by an hour) I am going back on Saturday 3rd August for the second part,which also sounds so interesting and covers so much of our East End history. Julian Kaye

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