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One of my all-time favourite London plaques. The story behind it? I'd be a liar if I told you one. All I have is my own, fanciful idea of Mr Trude and his ways and means. I picture him as a latter day Ratty from Wind In The Willows, shabby genteel, perhaps irascible, but good company when he got going.
That's why I love this plaque. You can make up a story for yourself.
Here's a map to the source of the River Wandle. Follow it to the Thames and you'll find the plaque pictured above…
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