|A snap from my window|
The historic core of Westminster is the former Thorney Island on which Westminster Abbey was built. The Abbey became the traditional and historical venue of the coronation of the kings and queens of England. The nearby Palace of Westminster, in later centuries, housed the developing Parliament and law courts.
|Right - Viscountess Nancy Astor|
The Astor family were immensely rich, owning Cliveden mansion in Berkshire, a home in Plymouth, but primarily she lived at her lovely home at 4 St James's Square, Westminster. She remained a Conservative Member of Parliament for the next 25 years. In the annals of history, Lady Nancy Astor was one of Westminster's most famous and colourful personalities.
Reflecting back on my work in London, I enjoyed my 26 years working in Westminster 's Hansard offices and occasionally meet up with my fast-writing colleagues.