People queueing down the street for the Post Office this evening. Only three people allowed inside at a time.
|Greenford Road near Sudbury Hill, Harrow|
"Conservation groups are calling for a proper heritage assessment before digging up Arnold Circus, the centrepiece of the listed Boundary Estate which is the world’s first municipal housing scheme built in the 1890s." #towerhamlets #savearnoldcircus https://t.co/94UA5gKf4k— Stephen Moran (@stephen_j_moran) October 31, 2020
'The historic Arnold Circus was not the place for “expensive and ill-conceived enhancements”, an area celebrated worldwide for its unique design and architecture, the trust pointed out. The simplicity of the Arnold Circus design “should not be tampered with”.
Conservation groups are calling for “a proper heritage assessment” before digging up Arnold Circus, the centrepiece of the listed Boundary Estate which is the world’s first municipal housing scheme built in the 1890s.' (Hackney Gazette)
Tower Hamlets council has already broken up some of the original Yorkstone paving, apparently without waiting for planning permission.
28 September 2020: Bad news, northwest London's own Lexi Cinema is closed due to a fire that happened overnight in the foyer.
We are devastated to announce that in the early hours of this morning there was a fire in the foyer of the cinema, the cause of which is still being investigated.— TheLexiCinema (@TheLexiCinema) September 28, 2020
We will be closed for the foreseeable future.
Full statement below ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/dW34JdLrqA
How wartime ‘ripple’ led to 600 deaths in east London school is revealed by BBC investigators https://t.co/O3I1ngmMFa— Spitalfields Life (@thegentleauthor) September 24, 2020
"The little-known tragedy of a wartime bomb that never exploded—yet had a “ripple affect” causing 600 deaths in an east London school—is being uncovered by BBC investigators." (East London Advertiser)
Families were sheltering in the school building after being evacuated from their homes due to an unexploded bomb on the first day of the London blitz. But the school took a direct hit the following day causing far more casualties than were announced at the time.
All these figs were grown this year in a south-facing walled corner in Harrow. The biggest ones were picked in July but the recent Indian summer spell has produced another crop. They bleed a white latex-like sap when plucked.
|This plump one today, September 24|
|Picked on September 20|
|Some from July 19th|
|Split fig on a sideplate, July 19|
We dedicate the last of our 2020 lockdown series, and our last ever publication, to all those who have lost their lives and those bereaved in the Covid-19 pandemic. Follow the guidelines and stay well till all this is over. See you on the other side. (Ed.)
|Another tree down, leaning precariously onto a fence beside|
Whitton Avenue West near the junction with Greenford Road
|Update 29 August: broken part removed, area taped off|
'His goddamned tweet and lying [...] The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy shit.'— Stephen Moran (@stephen_j_moran) August 23, 2020
In secretly recorded audio [2018-19], President Trump’s sister says he has ‘no principles’ and ‘you can’t trust him’ #LiarTrump #BidenHarris2020 https://t.co/BiatwZOSR9
For the fourth in our summer lockdown series, a story of desperation. What could be more appropriate? And you know that light at the end of the tunnel? It's an oncoming train. Yes, it's being so cheerful that keeps us going. Ed.
|The new fence runs north from the railway bridge|
|The new fence is about 100 metres long|
|Scary anti-climb spike wheels|
|A small, abandoned (?) caravan behind a gap |
subsequently blocked with four huge concrete cubes
For the next in our 2020 lockdown series, we revisit the joint-winner of our inaugural short story competition. Some of you may be running around without face or leg coverings for the allowed daily exercise but it's not compulsory, you know. Happily, we can still stay home and read short stories. (Ed)
In the second of our 2020 lockdown series, you are the writer. Have you ever missed a step on the stairs or turned back in fear? Have you ever given someone a piece of your mind? Are you an object of desire or the subject? Stay home. Ed.
Looking for respite from the lockdown? You've come to the right place. Ed.
523 people hospitalised with #Covid_19 at Northwick Park (& sister trusts) have been discharged since March 4th. Tragically 364 people have died there. 250 people still being treated as of yesterday. I can only begin to imagine the sense of loss (1/2) https://t.co/Zy2nAFHff1— Gareth Thomas MP (@GarethThomasMP) April 18, 2020
Source Ref. MyLondon.news
Covid-19: We can't move forward till we can see where we are.
Why it is essential we adopt mass community testing as our national strategy: my video today pic.twitter.com/QriHoYAhYa— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) March 31, 2020
“How can we possibly suppress the virus if we don’t know where it is?”— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) March 24, 2020
Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt condemns the government's mismanagement of coronavirus testing. #CoronavirusLockdown pic.twitter.com/zd4jMmfkLr
If I ever met Jurgen Klopp I’d say “omg if we have a baby we should call it Klipp” just so he’d raise an eyebrow at me and tell me I’m a moron and I’d be so naked by the time he’d finished doing that.— Laura Lexx (@lauralexx) March 13, 2020
|Wood End Road with roadworks roadblock outside Harrow Cricket Club|
|South Vale newly resurfaced|
|Example of the new speed bumps|
An evocative short memoir of a childhood in Nepal with parents working in linguistics and literacy. Illustrated with marvellous photos. Follow this link to learn more about a language that had never previously been written down and more."Their language – which they call Tamukyui – is from the Tibeto-Burman family and had never been written down." Writing the Way Blog Post: https://t.co/FcYGxLIymm #Nepal #Gurungs #linguistics pic.twitter.com/OhwQpxPJUt— Merryn Glover (@MerrynGlover) March 9, 2020
Follow the link for more commentary by Friends of the Earth. This is good news for everyone living in West London and, probably, the world.We've won our case against the government! The Court of Appeal has judged their plans for Heathrow expansion illegal on climate grounds 🙌. This ruling is an historic and ground-breaking result for climate justice and for future generations. #NoThirdRunway pic.twitter.com/9oAdz0aZuy— Friends of the Earth 🌍 (@friends_earth) February 27, 2020
|New mighty self-draining concrete kerbstones (left) and boundary kerb (right)|
|Opposite view, showing extent of new drainage system & grass verge relaid|
|Junction with Wood End Road, Orley Farm Road (private) & bridleway path|
|Our favourite view. Chiltern Line from the bridge on Wood End Road.|
|Corner of South Vale and Wood End Road|
|Newly cut tree stumps, Harrow Road (Sudbury)|
|Wood End Way (Ealing)|
|Wood End Road (Harrow)|
|Fly-tipping in South Vale (Harrow) beside "Road Closed" sign|
The Obscure Object of Desire We’ve added this index of all the contributors to the Willesden Herald short story book series and Sto...