St Pancras International currently has three different railway anniversaries. These are the opening of the Eurostar terminal on 11 November 2007 followed by the new Thameslink station on 9 December of that year (both 10 years ago) and the station itself has entered its 150th year of public service.
This is the third and final post on Cockfosters station, at the eastern end of the Piccadilly Line, following the series that took us from Finsbury Park through Arnos Grove for the actual anniversary of opening on 19th September 2017, and then further instalments covering Southgate, Oakwood and finally Cockfosters. Here we take a look at the latter station’s main environs including the mini bus station, entrances, roundels, and briefly the depot and its sidings.
This is a post about St Paul’s church in Winchmore Hill, North London, which has links to people I once knew in the locality. I’ve met the vicars and church wardens who kindly helped me with my research, so I would like to tell you a little bit about the the church and its interesting history.
I wrote about Bond Street just over a week ago. Since that post there have been some changes to how passengers are circulated around the station. And it does seem no matter how they do it, the station seems to be quite confusing!
Bond Street is now on its sixth phase or so of development since 1900. The new entrance within the western stub of Marylebone Lane was opened yesterday and Geoff Tech explained much about the new station, courtesy of his You Tube channel.
This is the second part of the Cockfosters article. The first briefly looked at the station’s design and Holden’s intentions with regards to how the station was actually going to be designed.
The Walbrook’s not been seen plying between the streets of the City of London for centuries. Everyone knows its lurking down there somewhere as some glorified, almost forgotten sewer that eventually finds its way into the River Thames.
Despite being the butt of many a joke, ‘Cock Fosters’ as it once was, is a real place and noted for being the northern terminus of the Piccadilly Line. The location itself prior to the opening of the tube was not even a major settlement of any sort, just a small school and a vicarage. This was both in deepest Middlesex and Hertfordshire.
Little and Large are not your usual comedians – not even your father’s heroes.
They’re not the Sid nor the Eddie we once knew and loved. Come to think of it, neither are they the two Ronnies although you could call them something like Big Ronnie (Barker) and Cute Ronnie (Corbett.)