This morning I walked from Kings Cross Station to The Freemasons’ Hall in Great Queen’s Street. I was early, it took half an hour, saved money on a taxi/tube and was good exercise.
When you walk somewhere you see a lot more than when taking public transport. The Freemasons’ Hall stands on the site of the Freemasons Tavern. There is plaque to that effect. Actually the plaque tells us the Football Association was founded there on 26th October 1863.
Bet they had a good old night of it. It’s not often anyone founds anything as big as the Football Association. Wouldn’t mind doing it myself. Not the Football Association obvs. Some other equally exciting (!) Association.
Note it looks as if the season started quite late in those days – assuming they got on with it after founding the Association. Gets earlier every year.
I understand that the 2015 season will shortly be getting under way, allegedly, so I’ve heard. An all.
I’m not a Freemason btw. The LONAP AGM is being held at the Freemasons’ Hall – read more about LONAP here.
Read more about regional Peering Exchanges and specifically IX-Manchester here.
Lots of posts regarding LINX here.
Euro-IX meetings posts here.
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Agree on the walking Tref, always walk from Kings Cross to Southwalk for UKNOF when we hold them in Hatfields. Always something to see one way or the other!