Author Archives: Hazel
This was silly but reasonably entertaining. For some reason, Gordon Harker playing a Wall Street businessman seems particularly daft but that’s silent films for you. I’ve seen this twice and I can’t remember much of the storyline. Says it all … Continue reading
I’ve always wondered why Hanwell doesn’t have a war memorial. I guess it is something to do with the Hanwell Urban District Council being small and then being absorbed into Ealing Council in 1926. I wonder if the Ealing war … Continue reading
Hidden in a courtyard in the redeveloped Gainsborough Studios in Hoxton is this sculpture of Alfred Hitchcock in weathering steel (i.e. steel that rusts to form a protective layer) by Antony Donaldson. It dominates the courtyard and reminds me of … Continue reading
The Farmer’s Wife is the first film in this chronological viewing of Hitchcock films that I can say that I have wholeheartedly enjoyed on its own merits. The exception may be The Lodger but it is hard to be sure … Continue reading
I travelled across London to get my haircut. In order to justify this I went for a walk around Walthamstow with a diversion to Chingford. Many years ago I went on a work’s night out at Walthamstow dogs. I’m not … Continue reading
I may have lived here nearly 20 years but it was only today that my attention was arrested by this sign for The Market at the top of Studley Grange Road. Essentially it means that SGR begins about 20 metres … Continue reading
I love this quirky graffiti that you can see just before (or after) Berwick Upon Tweed on the east coast line. I’ve tried several times to capture it and have failed to get a useable shot but this time it … Continue reading
I have posted an image of the front of the police station so here’s what you can see of the back.
For as long as I can remember, this showroom has been selling secondhand luxury cars on the Uxbridge Road in Hanwell.