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London and Londoners. Whats your opinion?

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GI YID Report 15 Mar 2008 21:56

I married a Londoner, and he's ok..............


Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 15 Mar 2008 21:57

As A norhtern lass benjamin, I knew London quite well as my first OH was from there.

Jean, his Dad was born within Bow Bells range aswell,

I havent been for 15 years, but loved it when i did, bit too frenetic for me though,

Caz xxx

Rosi Glow

Rosi Glow Report 15 Mar 2008 22:02

Im a Londoner born and bred, I love everything about it, I dont think I could ever move away.


GI YID Report 15 Mar 2008 22:04

Jean my OH was born in St Barts, and lived his early years in Graham Street, Islington........


Jean Durant

Jean Durant Report 15 Mar 2008 22:14

Hi Caz and Glynis,

I was born in the City of London Maternity Home and in my early years we lived in Barnsbury. I was baptized at St Silas and a few months ago, Lynda, Maz, David and I went
walkabout and went into St Silas. The vicar (?), it's a very high C of E, looked up my baptism and printed off a copy for me. I was absolutely thrilled.

Lived in Islington until I married many moons ago and then moved to Leyton.

Jean x.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 15 Mar 2008 22:19

I love London.

I love the museums, the architecture, the buildings, the churches, St Paul's, Westminster Abbey, St Pancras station, the history, I love reading books about London.

I love the Thames, I love walking along the Embankment, I love the parks, so many of them, so peaceful . I love the FRC, I shall miss that so much.

When I have had to ask the way, many times, people have been so helpful. The Londoners I have met from here have been lovely. My parents and three of my grandparents were Londoners.

Wild Cat

Wild Cat Report 15 Mar 2008 22:25

Grew up in Middlesex but couldnt live back there.I do like all the 'city sights' though.

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!)

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!) Report 15 Mar 2008 22:27

I'm a Londoner by birth - Southwark - lived in London for 30 years or so then moved to Kent.

Love London - no worries.

Kent's not bad - but I find it has its own issues. Maybe it's a case of the grass being greener ... ?

Funny, until I started doing the tree I thought my family - on both sides - were Londoners for generations! Mum's father's lot - yes. The rest - huh - Kent, Beds, Bucks and Norfolk. I feel like one of those Heinz 57 people now!!

Mind you, so far I've not found one ag lab in my tree!



GI YID Report 15 Mar 2008 22:29

Jill............................what part of Norfolk??



Benjamin Report 15 Mar 2008 22:30

Yes, as some of my London ancestors also originated in Norfolk.

♥~Muffy! ~♥

♥~Muffy! ~♥ Report 15 Mar 2008 22:31

I would never move back to either Middlesex or Herts now.

I visit and it's great but I'm always glad to be *home*now xx


Haribo Report 15 Mar 2008 22:35

We are born and bred Londoners. As a young married couple in the early 1980's we were forced out due to unaffordable property prices.


Benjamin Report 15 Mar 2008 22:40

When I first did genealogy I thought an ag lab was a sciencist worker in a laboratory.


Uggers Report 15 Mar 2008 22:41

I love London:) I have a lot of London ancestors but I'm not a Londoner, although I've always spent a lot of my free time there. I'm a country boy and love town and country:)

Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 15 Mar 2008 22:44

London is my home town and has been the home of my family for 300 years.
I also left in the 1980's and cant afford to get back in but my eldest sister is still there :)


Haribo Report 15 Mar 2008 22:49

All our siblings (eight of them) are still in London...we visit at least once a month.

My sisters' one bedroomed starter home in Putney is £90.000 more than our 3 bed house in Herts.


KempinaPartyhat Report 15 Mar 2008 22:50

I,m a londoner.........born there to .....

Its in your blood as me grandad would say it

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!)

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!) Report 15 Mar 2008 22:52

Hi Glynis

South Norfolk - very near Suffolk - little village called Toft Monks (Loddon reg district - few miles from Beccles). We visited last year and walked into the graveyard and there were my ancestors' graves - in a row - to the left of the path. Amazing. The church can't have changed much since they were married and baptised and buried there but the village looks very "updated" with lots of (I think) 70s bungalows!

Still, it was lovely to visit.



Lorraine Report 15 Mar 2008 23:07

My sister moved there 5 years ago and loves, I enjoy it for a day or 2 but couldn't live there


AnnCardiff Report 15 Mar 2008 23:08

when I was in school I spent all my school holidays in London with either one of my mother's two sisters who lived there - one in Stepney and one in 'Shepherds Bush - I lived in a cottage in the country, so for me it was heaven. However, London now is a different kettle of fish. I have the feeling that if you collapsed in the street people would step over you and carry on their way - but probably the people you meet in the West End are not Londoners at all, but tourists