LOOP footpath 11 – Borehamwood to Cockfosters

Walking the London Outer Orbital Path from Elstree & Borehamwood station to Cockfosters – Section 16 – on 3 November 2019. Another okay but not especially exciting section of the route, with a diversion off-route to the memorial to the Battle of Barnet. The section running alongside, under, then back alongside the very busy A1 main road is really not great at all.

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.