I did not take very many pictures on my walks around Hampstead with Millie, I was usually too busy trying to pass my stroller-pushing proficiency test to concentrate on anything else. (How I longed to have my old Silver Cross pram)
But our own little Modern Millie lives in a London flat and rides in a modern stroller. Here she is wrapped up and ready for a stroll on Hampstead Heath.
But by the time that her Grumpy and I had pushed her up Parliament Hill she had lost interest!
She did wake up in time to enjoy the ducks and geese on the pond .........
.. and was highly amused when a flock of gulls swooped in to steal all the food.
Later we went for lunch at The Magdala pub on South Hill Park. This pub hit the headlines in 1955 when Ruth Ellis shot and killed her lover, David Blakely, outside.
The bullet holes are still clearly visible in the wall.
Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain. She was the 28 year-old manager of a London night club. She had a passionate and tempestuous affair with racing driver David Blakely. Believing that he was having an affair, Ruth Ellis waited outside the Magdala and shot him five times as he came out onto the pavement. She was still holding the gun when she was arrested. A jury took only 14 minutes to find her guilty of murder and she was hanged just three weeks later, on 13 June 1955. The death penalty in Britain was suspended in 1965 and abolished in 1970.
I think Millie slept through the history lesson.