Laurence Scales on Muck Rack

Laurence Scales

London, England
Freelance Writer — Freelance, Londonist
As seen in: Freelance, Londonist
Covers:  London, history, science, transport, intelligence, museums, travel, history of science, history of technology
Doesn't Cover: sport, music, politics, business, finance, fashion, motoring

Writer, speaker, tour guide & aspiring historian of London inventors, scientists, engineers, medics &spies. Unusual, obscure, intriguing hero(in)es a speciality

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Aged nine Laurence was taken to admire London’s doomed gas holders and cooling towers. He spent the next 40 years exploring corners of the earth as far away from London as possible. A rekindled enthusiasm for the city, and particularly its most ingenious or scientific past inhabitants, encouraged...

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@LWalksLondon — 437 followers, 2,738 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

Henry Savage Landor (best & worst of British) was happy to go exploring anywhere in a straw boater. Except in Tibet he lent his hat to someone for carrying swans' eggs and never got it back. One of the people I feature in my tours. https://t.co/Q30MqfhXEZ

Nov 18, 2017

Henry Savage Landor  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Henry_Savage_Landor  … (best & worst of British) was happy to go exploring anywhere in a straw boater. Except in Tibet he lent his hat to someone for carrying swans' eggs and never got it back. One of the people I feature in my tours.

Nov 18, 2017

Henry Savage Landor  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Henry_Savage_Landor  (best & worst of British) was happy to go exploring anywhere in a straw boater. Except in Tibet he lent his hat to someone for carrying swans' eggs and never got it back. One of the people I feature in my tours. https://t.co/1zPfw7zFYu

Nov 18, 2017

@WildlifeMag @JackDAshby @GrantMuseum Pink fairy armadillo @GrantMuseum. Until my next visit when my eye may be caught by something else!

Nov 18, 2017

RT @TurnipRail: This is the 'new' flyover bridge at Earlsfield. This allowed Waterloo-bound local trains to cross from one side of…

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