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London Blue Badge Tourist Guide Janet Robinson.

Because I’m A Londoner: From Nurse To Blue Badge Tourist Guide

This is the fourth in a series of articles written by London Blue Badge guides who used to be key workers in the capital. Janet Robinson writes about her work as a nurse before she became a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

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The Festival of Britain emblem – the Festival Star – designed by Abram Games. Photo Credit: © Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

70th Anniversary Of The Festival Of Britain in London

Let me take you back to the Britain of 1951. The Second World War had ended just six years earlier. London, like many other British cities, had been bombed relentlessly and still bore the scars of the Blitz. Surviving buildings were covered in layers of dark sooty dust and rationing was still the order of the day and, for fresh meat, remained in place until 1954.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh taken in the Chinese room Buckingham Palace. Photo Credit: © Allan Warren via Wikimedia Commons.

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921 – 2021)

The death of Prince Philip at the age of ninety-nine was announced by Buckingham Palace at midday on 9th April 2021. Prince Philip and the Queen had been married for seventy-three years since their wedding at Westminster Abbey in 1947. He was the longest-serving consort to a monarch in the history of the United Kingdom.

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