Established 2003. Now incorporating The Sudbury Hill Harrow and Wherever End Times

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Test, test, test - explanation and plea (Jeremy Hunt)

Covid-19: We can't move forward till we can see where we are.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

COVID19: How can we control it if we don't know where it is? Test everyone. (Jeremy Hunt)

Vision, having sight of the problem, is vital in order to solve it. Jeremy Hunt cites other countries who have got control of their outbreaks with intensive testing and contact tracing. Let's hope the government understands this message and acts on it.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Self-isolating? Follow Roo's adventures - therapeutic

This is Roo the pig's interpretation of Christopher Isherwood's "I Am a Camera". It's quite fantastic.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Daffodils are ugly / apology

Daffodils are ugly, egomaniacs
Blowing their own trumpets,
Playing silly buglers, monotonous
"Does my bulb look big in this" bimbos.
Oh but we love them, we love them senseless
Because we know they're better than us.


For avoidance of all doubt,
daffodils are lovely, hapless
horse-like, handsome flowers.
I apologise to daffodils,
they cannot help themselves,
it's the way they're brought up.

Stephen Moran

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hard times in the East End, London 1970s - photo gallery

Saturday, March 14, 2020

"If I ever met Jurgen Klopp" by Laura Lexx - hilarious

This is a sort of avant garde short story or flash fiction in a Twitter thread. Follow the link to read to the end.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

20 mph zone implementation

South Vale has been resurfaced, as was badly needed. Additionally speed bumps have been added as part of the new 20 mph zone. (This is a follow-up to our previous report about this area.)

Wood End Road with roadworks roadblock outside Harrow Cricket Club
South Vale newly resurfaced
Example of the new speed bumps
Considering the number of car crashes seen around these back roads, including one where one car ended upside-down on top of another one [Why haven't we got a picture of that?! Ed.], this is a welcome development.

I only came over for a couple of years...

Interviews with London Irish elders.

A film by David Kelly in collaboration with the Irish Studies Centre, London Metropolitan University.

Via: The Archive of the Irish in Britain

Monday, March 09, 2020

Under Fishtail Mountain - Merryn Glover

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.