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Walking Wandsworth #9 – Greatest Showman

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The plan for this show was to try and find the Jenny Lind pub in Putney. When we arrived we found that it had been knocked down and the blue plaque that had commemorated the pub was gone too.

However we did manage to see a really interesting abandoned old car that’s in the slideshow video below.

So Sheila suggested we use the opportunity to leave Wandsworth and visit Richmond Park again. It was the subject of our first show. Sheila wanted to see two things. The Isabella Plantation because of the Witch-Hazel and Penn Ponds, because we didn’t manage to find it the last time we were there.

So it ended up becoming two walks. Scroll down for the routes we took, both are idyllic.

The Isabella Plantation is charming and fortunately the weather was good. When we reached Penn Ponds it was getting late and the light was low. However, I managed to take some dramatic looking photos.

We rounded off our walk with an unexpected interview. A team of people were involved with a photo shoot for a magazine. One of them, Flora, was thrilled with the location that had been chosen as she was enjoying the view and fresh air.

Before going home, we popped once more into Pembroke Lodge and took a moment to read some of the information about Richmond Park that is displayed on the walls. From that we got a few ideas for more Richmond Park walks. Yes, I know we are supposed to be walking Wandsworth, but we just can’t resist the charms of Richmond Park and we will be going back. I hope you’ll forgive us this indulgence after listening to this weeks podcast.

Isabella Plantation Route 1

Penn Ponds Route 2



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