Thursday, 24 April 2014

It's Raining......

Living in the UK means you can get any weather any day!

I think this is great: gives us something to think about, talk about, to plan for and makes life interesting.

Having said that I think we should be grateful to Jonas Hanway who I discovered this week is buried in Hanwell.

Jonas lived in London during the 18th Century, though he travelled the world. It is believed that he was the 1st man to use an umbrella in this country.
Although he was a pioneer the use of the umbrella has grown and grown - now we even leave 80,000 of them on the London Underground every year!

Next time it is raining and you seek cover - remember great things are started in the London Borough of Ealing!


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