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Globetrotter : the World of Meyer F. Kline

This is the story of Meyer F. Kline, one of the world’s most travelled men of the 20s and the 30s, and former resident at the Franklin Mansion at Ruislip Woods, Middlesex, UK.

Chisel the life and death of Kurt Gruber

CHISEL : The life and death of Kurt Gruber

Miner, Communist, OSS Agent : the short life of the Free German who trained in Ruislip during WW2 A cold wind sweeps over the vast war cemetery at Neuville-en-Condroz outside Liege. Snow twirls, teeth rattle and hearts groan in the vast field where 5300 young men are buried. Many of them are men who fell […]

Conservation, health, and safety at Ruislip Woods

A Visitor’s Guide Earlier today, I had the pleasure of exchanging correspondence with Mr Richard Hutton, Woodland Officer with the Borough of Hillingdon. I have contacted Mr Hutton with a view to find out more about the former mansion site’s accessibility and other best practices, as well as discuss the possibility of signposting the location […]

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