What’s As Long As Two Football Pitches And Disgusting?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 admin 1

The Guardian explains: A fatberg weighing the same as 11 double decker buses and stretching the length of two football pitches is blocking a section of London’s ageing sewage network. The congealed mass of fat, wet wipes and nappies is one of the biggest ever found and would have risked […]

The Perils Of the Cabinet System

Sunday, January 8, 2017 admin 0

We are not keen on the Cabinet system at Rochford – it’s expensive and not very democratic. Here’s an example from the Guardian website of how a Labour cabinet in Lewisham is pushing through a development that will force Millwall Football Club away from their home – even though the […]

Secrets Of The Northern Line …. and the Circle Line…

Thursday, August 27, 2015 admin 0

[youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvjqsM52CaE”] An archer, a miscounting, a widow”s wish and a plastic owl… [youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yYPNYPAhxw”] A cat memorial and a very thin house, plus some London Transport history!  

If You Like Yachts, You Might Like To Take A Look.

Monday, August 10, 2015 admin 4

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race begins in St Katherine’s Dock London on August 30th and then begins in earnest from Southend Pier on August 31st. As the Port of London Authority explains: 30th August 2015 12 yachts will lock out of St Katherines Dock from approximately 1400 until […]

“As I stood next to one of the Lib Dem councillors I would have done anything to give 50 of my votes to the Lib Dems to make sure the Conservative party didn’t get the seat.”

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 admin 0

Jon Tolley runs a record business, Banquet Records in Kingston Upon Thames. The kind of inspirational business person that towns need. He recently won a by-election to become a Lib Dem councillor. His story is a bit unusual and you can find it here. Here’s a few extracts: …A friend, […]

Stations And Frustrations

Sunday, July 19, 2015 admin 0

Basildon Lib Dem Ben Williams is a big fan of the engineering wonder that is the London Underground. But he doesn’t like the way it treats its passengers: Ive always wanted to be in awe of the London Underground, with its complex network of services and its myriad stations that […]

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Secrets Of The Piccadilly Line

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 admin 0

How to tell what Piccadilly Line Station you are on even if you can’t read, how to make concrete attractive, plus gnomes , tilework and a failed spiral escalator…

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Secrets Of The Central Line

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 admin 0

Lots of quirky facts about the Central Line, including a secure Bank of England building, pretty Gants Hill, Alfred Hitchcock, and an underground munitions factory… Hat-tip: Liberal England

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New Views Of The Thames

Monday, November 4, 2013 admin 0

The Port of London Authority has linked up with Google: – in fact they have linked up with Google Street View: The Thames is the first river in the UK and Europe to be mapped by Googles Street View technology, which provides 360-degree panoramic imagery to users across the world […]

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A Chance to Nose Around London Buildings

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 admin 0

If you are interested in architecture, buildings, history, engineering or just nosing around bits of London, you might be interested in Open House London 2013 over this weekend. You have the chance to visit any of about 830 buildings! To give just 5 examples out of 830: Argentine Ambassador’s Residence […]