Know the Legible Street Signs? They’re touted as being accurate. Lots of money spent on them (at 2015 prices the bigger ones cost about £20,000) ensuring the information is as factual as possible along with expensive maps. TfL say of their signs “The signs offer a consistent experience and information about distances between areas.”
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.
Today (6 August 2017) I paid a visit to Little Venice to get some pictures for a blog post covering Richard Branson’s boat! That post was quite a substantial one and it can be read here. I managed to do the photographs for that eventually however in the meantime I was amazed to see a gondola about the Little Venice pool and my time was taken up with photographing and writing notes about this new arrival.
The new guy on the tube? The aristocrat who’s helping TfL with their awareness campaigns….
He’s meant to be promoting safety on the escalators…but so far response from the travelling public has been rather biting, even quite rude.
Today the new lights at Piccadilly Circus were switched back on. Sort of….
They have been switched back on for a number of weeks. They’ve been showing various displays such as www.piccadillyon.london and fundraising adverts for Barnardos.
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.)
The West End Extra & Camden New Journal this week feature a full page write up on the Kingsway tram subway in Holborn. There appears to be no other news on this, not even online, thus here’s the page along with some current pics of the former subway taken today (20 October 2017.)
Flabergasted I’d been walking right past these places (and travelling past on the train too) for years!
Twas the other day I discovered Roupell Street. Actually Tweed Street was the first I encountered, then Roupell and the others. The ghost sign on Tweed Street caught my eye and so I ventured down that way first. As soon as I set my eyes on this area I thought to myself this is so much like a northern industrial townscape right in the middle of London. However could I have I missed it?