On the back of my last post about the rarely-used-in-passenger-service Primrose Hill link on the Overground, I was doing some reading about this railway and came across the fact that my local station, Kensal Green, was opened on 1st October 1916. “That means the 100th anniversary is only a couple of days away!” I thought to myself. […]Read more "Kensal Green Station at 100"
This post combines several of my favourite things – old black and white films, local history, social history, and photography. The 1949 Ealing Studios film The Blue Lamp (the film that invented Dixon of Dock Green) recently played out on the TV, and having never seen it before I was excited when I noticed many of the locations […]Read more "“The Blue Lamp”: West London Then & Now"
Another month, another London transport related event. This time Transport for London’s “Transported by Design” street festival, which closed off Regent Street last Sunday 3rd July. This was an opportunity for TfL and their contractors to display some gems from the past and demonstrate ideas for the future, in what must be one of the […]Read more "Transported by Design"
Euston station today presents itself as a unified mainline railway terminal with a London Underground station nestled beneath, connecting the two branches of the Northern line and the Victoria line. Historically though this wasn’t the case – the two legs of the Northern line started life at the beginning of the 20th Century as two distinct […]Read more "Hidden London: The Abandoned Euston Tunnels"
One of the so-called disadvantages of film photography is the fact that you have to wait until the roll is finished before processing and finally seeing what you’ve captured. I’m firmly of the belief that this can well be a good thing too. Quite often I’ll put a film in a camera, take a few […]Read more "Lomography Redscale XR in the Trip 35"
Yesterday I had an errand to run at Kentish Town so I took the opportunity to coincide my journey with the passing through of Kensal Rise station by the Cathedrals Express steam engine…Read more "Steam at Kensal Rise"