Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Paper View

It's got a lot of potential, Leytonstone High Road, and it's about to get two million quid's worth of 'improvements'. I've no doubt that this will amount to the railway bridge getting a touch-up and loads of new signs telling us how great our local council are.

My favourite building on the High Road has always been the Cuthbert-Dibble-and-Grubb fire station, now available as this marvellous tabletop version from Kingsway Models, just one of a range of unashamedly nostalgic card kits, which also includes Ferodo bridges, Great Yarmouth bus garage, Chadwell Heath Odeon and even Walford East Tube Station.

Leytonstone Fire Station

It won't be like this much longer, though - the fire station is no longer considered fit for 21st century purposes and is to be largely replaced by a 'predominantly glazed' building (it says here). I'm sure that'll look just lovely.


ally. said...

rats. it was always a fave of mine as long (long) time e11er. will there be a folding paper version of the new one ?

Anonymous said...

Love that Kingsway models site!

TIW said...

Ally, there are rumours that its going to have a café in it too so it 'engages' with the 'community'. I'm sure the firemen (and women) will just love that.

Affer said...

Those Kingsway models are superb! I can now confess that I have become a serial 'trailer and gawper' in ModelZone on High Holborn. Just cannot pass by without going in!