I walked every street in Woy Woy

Sunday, January 22, 2006

God Of Walkers

(Originally posted 20th of August 2005)

We walk-every-street walkers have a god and I just found out.

"Phyllis Pearsall was a remarkable woman. Born in 1906 she had already lived a rather bohemian life as a writer, painter and traveler when in 1935 she got lost in London while using a 20 year old street map which was at the time the most recent available. Working from a bedsit in Horseferry Road (in SW1!) and with the aid of James Duncan - a draughtsman borrowed from her father, a Hungarian mapmaker, she began to catalogue the 23,000 streets that featured in the first edition. Working eighteen hour days she walked a total of 3,000 miles in compiling it."

Phyllis Pearsall.

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