Thames Ditton Gin Cocktail Recipes
In 1716, the winter was cold enough to freeze the Thames, and a so-called ‘Frost Fair’ was held on the ice with hot gin and gingerbread being sold on the frozen river.
“As I walk through the falling snow I often wonder where I’ll go”
Cyclists gather near The Angel Pub on Giggs Hill Green in 1906.
A toast to the little gentleman in black velvet?
'Tis true, no turbots dignify my boards, But gudgeons, flounders, what my Thames affords.
The personal file on the only man prosecuted for selling peerages is still so sensitive that parts of it remain censored 73 years later - so said MI5 as recently as 2006!
In honour of a quite remarkable man called Cesar Picton. He was brought to Britain from Senegal in 1761 aged just 6 years old and yet went on to become a wealthy coal merchant in Kingston before buying a house and settling in Thames Ditton. A great drink in memory of a great man.
There is never enough horsepower....just not enough traction.
A focal point for entertaining famous politicians, writers, men of taste and Irish patriots in the late 18th and early 19th century, inspiring this wonderful gin based cocktail.
A toast to The Island - we bring you The Island Gin Cocktail - inspired by The Island and the Islanders who live there.
A lying, greedy and idiotic king, a beetle and a pile of dung, the spawn of a snake, a chicken, a lying toad mixed all together by Satan's spawn.
“There's not a modest maiden elf
But dreads the final Trumpet,
Lest half of her should rise herself,
And half some sturdy strumpet!”
Lovers from all over the world gather in London's Piccadilly Circus to meet by the statue of Eros.
For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide - Thomas Mann
Doctors! You know yourself, without the help of any doctors that your case has no foundation! I care not a straw for your Doctors! For every Doctor and Lawyer that upholds your case I could find a thousand that would find our marriage good and valid!
Master Kingston, I see the matter against me now it is framed; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the King He would not have given me over in my gray hairs.