Even though it was windy, it was nevertheless a beautiful day for a walk on Eastbourne Pier.
Looking out at Eastbourne Pier
Wyevale Purley Way Garden Centre uses the land once occupied by Purley Way lido. This is the diving platform surrounded by garden sheds. The lido main building is still in use as part of the garden centre.
This is the magnificent building you would have approached upon landing at Croydon Airport in the 1930s. In December 2016, it looked splendid in the late afternoon winter sunshine.
I’m not entirely clear why car drivers need to know where the nearest Underground station is. Maybe the sign is meant to depress them when they are stuck in a jam.
Earlier in the year, Andy and I decided to visit every station on the Underground (at least in passing). Andy took it upon himself to take the photographs of the stations (usually the roundel except where a station doesn’t have any) and I took it upon myself to look out the window. Here we are at Edgware station, the final one, and we are looking thrilled. We look like this because I’m terrible at framing these sorts of photos.
A self portrait taken at the Sylvia Pankhurst memorial bench on the North Circular flyover in South Woodford.
Sylvia Pankhurst (the best Pankhurst) commissioned this anti air war memorial. It was designed by Eric Benfield and unveiled in 1935. It is on the High Road in Woodford and is quite hard to spot. It is opposite the Toyota dealership on the other side of a busy dual carriageway.
This is lovely. City Radio Stores have been in Ealing since 1929. I feel like buying a wireless.
This art nouveau shop entrance is at 7 The Mall in Ealing. It is now a Paddy Power and kudos to them for not covering it up.