Thursday, November 20, 2008

Slight Return



We're lucky enough to have two nearby Tube stations - Leyton and Leytonstone. By far the most pleasant one to walk to is Leytonstone, but Leyton is a bit nearer. If I'm running late, this is where I head for. Leyton is Stratford's neighbour, with all that entails. Bedsit land. At least one stained mattress in every street. A beercan in every hedge, a fried chicken box in every gutter. The last time was in the neighbourhood, I was delighted to see this old shop sign (above), exposed by recent building works. No doubt Mr Dunkley enjoyed a pint at the Birkbeck Tavern over the street, which is still a decent pub.



A F-A said...

"A chicken in every pot, a car in every backyard, to boot"....followed closely by what you have described! Why is it that some sections of the community find it so necessary to foul-up their own backyards? But those are three really good photos!

Ten Inch Wheeler said...

Having the world's worst street cleaners (Kier group) doesn't help. Mind you, the locals shouldn't drop litter everywhere in the first place...