May 2012 Blog Posts (3)

"Insufficient bandwidth" plaguing Bowes Park residents

In the depth of winter last year I saw five phone company engineers removing heavy, greasy black cables the thickness of my arm from under the pavement. They came back later to lay a replacement cable the size of a hosepipe. Then, during the spring the pavements around the entrance of Bounds Green tube was ripped up to allow for the installation of a new green "BT" cabinet. …

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Added by Kevin@The Ground Bean Café on May 24, 2012 at 13:00 — 13 Comments

Please don't regenerate this corner of Myddleton Road

When I saw this photo of the Lucas Brothers Barber Shop taken in 1999 I was impressed by how little it’s changed in the past decade. I suspect little has changed since it was established in 1982. The premises retain the atmosphere of a barber’s from an earlier period with it's Formica sill and puke green basins.

The spacious shop is a…

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Added by Kevin@The Ground Bean Café on May 16, 2012 at 0:30 — 2 Comments

The Outer Circle: Rambles in Remote London, by Thomas Burke

I have heard several times the description of Bowes Park as
"Wood Green with its Sunday best on" so I thought I'd pursue the original quote and see if the author had anything else to say about our area ... and what a delight I discovered!



It's from Thomas Burke's book -…

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Added by Administrator on May 12, 2012 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

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