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Chris Partridge
Attended Watford Grammar School for Boys
Lives in Fishbourne, Sussex, England
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I'm staying at my sister's place. She has her old set of Famous Five books lined up next to the loo.I was more of a Secret Seven fan myself but I picked up Five Run Away Together for a quick stroll down memory lane.George (th...
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Hi Chris,
I am sorry to ask a question that is unrelated to this post, but I didn't find your email address to contact you directly.

I came across a post that you wrote in 2009 about the sculptures on the old AEI building on Grosvenor Place in London (see here: http://ornamentalpassions.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/maurice%20lambert)

I am an architect and I am interested in Maurice Lambert's sculptures, particularly in the two openwork bronze 'finials' on the top. I wanted to ask you, how do you know that these are by Lambert? I have found references of his authorship for the 'Angels of Light' sculptures in the same building, but you are the only one I have found saying that the finials are also by him. If you have them, can you please point me to sources that confirm his authorship?  MANY THANKS!

Juan Jose
(jjsarralde@gmail.com)
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My new rowing jacket got an ergonomics trial today. Happily, given the dreary weather forecast, the sun was out and the wind was light.All went well. There is no flap over the zip so my thumb did not get caught, though the un...
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Hi Chris
I just wondered if you knew any rowing for pleasure clubs around the bournemouth area. I love rowing but don't particularly want to compete and I can't find any
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My New Rowing Jacket
I pack a waterproof jacket in my bag whenever it looks like rain, and lately that has been ALL THE BLOODY TIME. But all the jackets I have had so far have had one or more irritating defects, the main one being letting water in within minutes of a shower sta...
I pack a waterproof jacket in my bag whenever it looks like rain, and lately that has been ALL THE BLOODY TIME. But all the jackets I have had so far have had one or more irritating defects, the main one being letting water i...
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I use a joggers wind-breaker, seldom waterproof, just to stop the wind chill. Usually the colour is fluorescent yellow which helps being seen on foggy days. I don't mind being wet through as long as I am at temperature, a layer of warm wet clothes being just as warm as a layer of warm dry clothes. 
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Two churches for the price of one. For six hundred years, Milland was a chapelry of Trotton known as Tuxlith, with a humble one-room building in the woods a mile northwest of the village. It became a parish in 1863 and a gran...
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Mahurangi River
I'd never heard of the Mahurangi River until the other day and suddenly it is where the action is. The Mahurangi Regatta was last weekend and a fleet of Kiwi St Ayles Skiffs made an appearance as part of their raid to North Island. New Zealand Coastal Rowin...
I'd never heard of the Mahurangi River until the other day and suddenly it is where the action is. The Mahurangi Regatta was last weekend and a fleet of Kiwi St Ayles Skiffs made an appearance as part of their raid to North I...
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When the Domesday book was compiled, the parish and church of Linch was located south of Midhurst, between Didling and Bepton, but it possessed an 'outlier' 15 miles to the north near Milland, probably for keeping pigs. But t...
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A Jolly Skiffing Day
My jaunt on the Thames on Sunday was at the Skiff Club , the oldest skiffing club in the world (founded 1895). The club codified the sport, developing a standard design that is built in matched pairs or threes for fair racing. The club has twenty boats, mos...
My jaunt on the Thames on Sunday was at the Skiff Club, the oldest skiffing club in the world (founded 1895). The club codified the sport, developing a standard design that is built in matched pairs or threes for fair racing...
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When in 1881 Fernhurst church began to look a bit 'tired', as estate agents say, the vicar and churchwardens must have thanked their lucky stars that a prominent architect, famous for his new churches, was living in the paris...
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St Clements Building, Clare Market WC2
It's hard to believe, but this anodyne mosaic provoked a furious reaction when it was unveiled, with calls from both extremes of the political spectrum for its removal. It was created by glass artist Harry Warren Wilson when the building was modernised for ...
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The Young Lovers, Festival Gardens EC4
The Young Lovers is a piece by Austrian-born artist Georg Ehrlich. It was created in 1951 for the second open air sculpture exhibition in Battersea Park, held at the same time as the Festival of Britain. Festival Gardens were the City of London's contributi...
The Young Lovers is a piece by Austrian-born artist Georg Ehrlich. It was created in 1951 for the second open air sculpture exhibition in Battersea Park, held at the same time as the Festival of Britain. Festival Gardens were...
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Mahurangi Punt
The Mahurangi River is on the northeastern tip of North Island, New Zealand. Like Chichester Harbour, it is infested with mudflats. So the local boat is a flat-bottomed punt with many features in common with my own Hampshire punt Snarleyow Too (see masthead...
The Mahurangi River is on the northeastern tip of North Island, New Zealand. Like Chichester Harbour, it is infested with mudflats. So the local boat is a flat-bottomed punt with many features in common with my own Hampshire ...
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St Paul's Churchyard EC4
John Donne is commemorated by two statues in St Paul's, the famous image within the cathedral of his corpse in a winding sheet by Nicholas Stone, and now this one in the churchyard. It is by Nigel Boonham , cast in bronze in 2012. The poet and churchman is ...
John Donne is commemorated by two statues in St Paul's, the famous image within the cathedral of his corpse in a winding sheet by Nicholas Stone, and now this one in the churchyard. It is by Nigel Boonham, cast in bronze in 2...
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  • Watford Grammar School for Boys
  • University of Portsmouth
    Engineering with Business Studies
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Freelance journalist
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    My work appears in The Times, Woman's Weekly and other newspapers and magazines.
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Fishbourne, Sussex, England