04 Nov '14, 6pm
Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. Should you be travelling down the A4 approaching the Hogarth Roundabout from the east you probably will be unaware that just yards from the racetrack that this stretch of road becomes during the evening rush hour, and that you reluctantly find yourself driving along, is an oasis of calm. T his small backwater (I use the word advisedly) has been the enclave of choice for artists to reside for over 200 years. If I find myself in the area I’ll sometimes stop to eat my lunch there. With stratospheric house prices it’s the nearest I’m likely to get to reside in this little gem of a road. One property, Walpole House was once a school which William Thackeray was a boarder. It provided the setting for Miss Pinkerton’s Seminary for Young Ladies, where Becky Sharp fatefu...