St George the Martyr is a church in the historic Borough district of south London.
The church has strong associations with Charles Dickens, whose father was imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea prison. The surviving wall of the prison adjoins the north side of the churchyard. Dickens himself lived nearby, in Lant Street, lodging in a house that belonged to the Vestry Clerk of St George's. This was during the darkest period of his life when, as a teenager, with his father in prison, he had to work in the 'blacking factory', and his literary career must have seemed an impossible dream. Later, he was to set several scenes of the novel Little Dorrit in and around St George's Church. There is a small representation of Little Dorrit in the east window of the church.
After graduating from art college in 1985, I went to stay with my grandparents at their smallholding in south west Hungary for a couple of months, from August to after the grape harvest in late September.
I recently dug out some old slides from boxes I’ve had knocking around for years and years, and sent them off to be professionally scanned. So now I can see the type of work I was producing over 30 years ago, which has been mind-blowing. Also, quite encouraging. I need to plan to think about preparing to do some more painting.
Wednesday 24 April. At about 7.50pm, I was watching the sun setting at Cromer in Norfolk when I saw the inshore lifeboat east of the pier. As I went down to the beach to get a closer look, the boat turned towards the shore.