LOOP footpath 7 – Kingston to Hayes

Walking the London Outer Orbital Path from Kingston to Hayes – sections 9 and 10 – on 25 May 2019. Bushy Park is very nice. The environs of Heathrow airport… less so.

LOOP footpath 6 – Ewell to Kingston

Walking the London Outer Orbital Path from Ewell to Kingston – section 8 – on 6 May 2019.

LOOP footpath 5 – Clockhouse to Ewell

Walking the London Outer Orbital Path from Clockhouse to Ewell – most of section 6, and all of section 7 – on 4 May 2019.

LOOP footpath 4 – Coombe Lane to Clockhouse

Walking the London Outer Orbital Path from Coombe Lane tram stop to Clockhouse – part of section 4, all of section 5 and a bit of section 6 – on 22 April 2019.

Grave of Sir Francis Henry Evans, Farnborough

While walking the LOOP footpath on 20 April 2019 I noticed this unusual memorial in the style of a classical temple in graveyard of St Giles church in Farnborough, near Orpington in Kent.

Googling the name finds that it is the grave of Sir Francis Henry Evans, 1st Baronet KCMG (29 August 1840 – 22 January 1907), a civil engineer, businessman and Liberal politician. He was involved in the construction of the London & North Western Railway, and railways in Brazil and Newfoundland.

He went into politics, being elected MP for Southampton in 1888. As he was travelling from Newfoundland during the election campaign, it was run without him with his wife representing his interests.

Francis Henry Evans, Vanity Fair, 1896-05-07

Read about him on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Francis_Evans,_1st_Baronet.