We mostly all use Google to search for stuff on the Internet. I occasionally use other search engines that I hope will uncover things that Google misses.
There’s such a lot of good stuff that no search engine places in its first few page views. I’m sure you’re like me, in that boredom and or irritation quickly settles in if having to open more than a few pages in a Google search. I know, refine the search is what we should do, but, ah well, you know that it’s often fruitless.
One of the reasons that I’m a twitter user is that it’s another source of links to interesting people and things. I only follow 40 or so twitterers, not that many really. One I do follow is @MrTimDunn, who tweets about railway history, model railways and architectural history. It’s from his tweets that I’ve found a blog site called A London Inheritance, and this site is seriously good. Obviously, as it says in the title, it’s about London, and its history.
What led me to the site, was that Tim Dunn, on his London walkabouts in the lockdown, came across Horselydown Old Stairs. See Tim’s photo below, about which he tweets,
Horselydown Old Stairs at Shad Thames. By George Rinhart, 1900; and me, just now. Nothing’s much changed round here in 120 years other than maybe just somewhat fewer people
I’ve written about other steps leading down to the Thames, and my interest was piqued. As I say, the full story of these stairs and others are written about in glorious detail in A London Inheritance blog.