Glyn Thomas has had the idea of organising a meet-up for any readersof the site who’d like to get together in person. It’s Pepys’ birthday very soon so it seems as good an excuse as any (but apologies for the short notice).
So, Saturday, 25th February, three days after the birthday, seems the best time to meet. We’ll gather at The Anchor pub, on the south bank of the Thames, next to Southwark Bridge, at 2pm. Even better: it is claimed that Pepys watched the Great Fire from here! Here’s a map of the location.
There’s an outdoor seating area, so if the weather’s mild we may be there. Otherwise you’ll have to search around inside. There are a load of photos of me at Flickr which should help in recognising the group, and I’ll make sure a volume of the diary is visible, just to be sure!
The best way to get to the Anchor is to go to London Bridge tube/rail station and walking west past Borough market through the picturesque little streets and alleys along the south bank. But there are plenty of other stations a pleasant walk away too.
Saturday 25th February, 2pm, The Anchor, by Southwark Bridge. Try not to be too late, as I don’t know how long we’ll be there, but I hope a few of you can come along and we can meet each other in person!