About SilverTiger

Living and loving in North London.

I live in Islington (N London) with my partner “Tigger”. Most recently I worked as a library assistant but gave in my notice in March 2006. Before that, I worked as an assistant in a bookshop. Before that I was a polytechnic lecturer. Before that I was a university lecturer and before that, an assistant teacher in a comprehensive school. Of all those jobs, I liked the public library the best. In some ways I was sorry to leave but the time had come to move on.

So what am I doing now? Living and having fun with Tigger (see blog entries). We enjoy exploring London and other cities both in the UK and abroad. We are interested in architecture and the history that attaches to old buildings. It’s amazing what you discover once you start digging.

We also enjoy art and visiting art exhibitions, museums and historical sites.

We are avid photographers and try to capture the interesting and beautiful objects and places that we discover on our explorations.

You can email me, if you wish, at the address in the sidebar.

25 Responses to About SilverTiger

  1. Hello! We’re doing up the contributors’ page right now, and can’t seem to find an image for you. Whichever you please, but it should be square-ish. If you have the ability to get back to me ASAP that would be great. I suppose if you can’t, I can try to acquire an image of a silver tiger. 😉 Thanks.


  2. athinkingman says:

    Just to let you know that I tried sending you an email at the address given above and got:
    “Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:


  3. SilverTiger says:

    Yes, Sneakemail provides disposable addresses to beat spam. You used an old one that has been destroyed. Always click the link on my blog page as that is the latest extant address. They all attract spam eventually.


    • Ralph Adams says:

      A walk in St John street.
      This included 18 1/2 Sekforde Street. This building was the location of the computer centre of London Trustee Savings Bank from about 1960 until 1973. It took up about half the large building on the ground floor but by todays standards was not very powerful. The LTSB was the first UK bank to have all their branches onto computer records by 1968.


  4. storm says:

    Being peripatetic and also reluctantly linked to Thanet, I found your excursions around Kent strangely fascinating. I’m forever on trains and buses to destinations yet unfulfilled; maybe I could make a contribution?


  5. ember999 says:

    I just found your blog and really enjoyed reading your entries, I’ve added you to my blogroll.

    Ember xx


  6. SilverTiger says:

    Thanks, Ember. I shall add you to mine.


  7. seafaringstranger says:

    You should definitely go if you can. I wish I was just a hop, skip and a jump away. Anyway, I’ll be by your blog fairly often. I’ve really enjoyed the entries so far. Thanks for posting a comment on mine too.


  8. David says:

    Your recent comment on my blog (Post of May 15th, was extraordinary and quite profound. It was one of those that you go back and read several times. Thank you for stopping in for a visit, but more importantly, thank you for your comment. I have added you to my reader list.
    David from Whitby, Ontario, Canada.


  9. SilverTiger says:

    Hi David, thanks for the compliment. I’m glad you liked the comment. Thanks too for adding me to your reader list.


  10. lafelee says:

    Bonjour ! Vous êtes passé chez nous, je viens vous dire que c’est bien gentil d’ajouter nos liens et nous vous remercions !


  11. SilverTiger says:

    Salut La Fêlée, et bienvenue sur mon blogue! Je suis content de pouvoir ajouter un lien au vôtre et à celui de l’Ex-I.


  12. livingtowrite says:

    Hi SilverTiger! This is Seafaring Stranger. I messed up on my old blog so am in the process of transferring stuff to my new one, which really is my old old one since I had it before the Seafaring Stranger. Anyway, I felt I needed a “cleansing” so I’m now at http://livingtowrite.wordpress.com. I hope to see you over there!


  13. SilverTiger says:

    Good luck with your new/old blog!


  14. sarah says:

    hi Silvertiger- I noticed last year you mentioned Limehouse TownHall in one of your blogs- if you are interested in seeing the inside of this building, we will be open to the public on the 22nd and 23rd September for Open House. Come down and visit us! x


  15. tobiaskx says:

    I enjoyed your recent post which included comments about the laundrette in Marchmont Street. I use the nearby laundrette on Cromer Street. I am photographing all the streets within a mile of Kings Cross Station on my kingscrosswalks blog. Not much commentary so far, but that may come.


    • SilverTiger says:

      Thanks. Well, you know the saying: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” You have an interesting topic and some good pictures.

      I will add yours to my blogroll as it’s always a pleasure to find good blogs on the local area. I expect we shall overlap from time to time but no harm in that: the more the merrier!


  16. Philip says:

    Hi. I enjoyed you staycation blogs – good to take advantage of your surroundings. I would like to know where the tree growing trough railings is. I live in London and would like to visit it. Thanks. Philip


    • SilverTiger says:

      It’s hard to find a particular photo in this blog from such a brief description (stating the date of the post would help). However, using a Google search I found this photo, which may be the one you mean. It is on the west side of Putney Bridge Approach, a little way south of a pub called the Larrik Inn (once the Kings Arms).

      If you bring up this map in your browser and put the Street View circle on the dot labelled with coordinates, you should see the tree. You may have to spin the view to reach it. Alternatively, type these coordinates into Google Maps or another suitable map: 51.469056, -0.210528 or 51°28’08.6″N 0°12’37.9″W.


  17. Philip says:

    Fantastic. Thank you so much for taking the time to find the exact location. Sorry to have been so non specific. I am hoping to go visit it this weekend and take some photographs. Philip


    • SilverTiger says:

      I hope your photo trip is successful.

      As explained elsewhere in my blog, when we are out and about I carry a Qstarz travel recorder which records where we go. Subsequently, I “geotag” my photos and make a map of where they were taken. Those positions and a little bit of fiddling about with Google Street View can usually locate things, at least in town.


  18. cabbieblog says:

    An absence of nearly 4 weeks without your travel journal. Have you stopped recording places and art that interests you?


    • SilverTiger says:

      We have made rather a lot of visits in recent months and I have fallen seriously behind in writing them up. As I always post an outing under the date on which it occurred, it might seem that I haven’t written anything lately. The next item to appear will be dated May 19th 2018.

      Thanks for your concern and belated congratulations on your retirement! May it be long and happy.


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