London is where I was born and where I grew up. I have always been interested in it’s transport system and I have of course, been collecting transport ephemera for many years. Recently, I’ve being going through my collection and have come up with three pieces that illustrate London’s Underground system a hundred years ago.
When I was growing in North London, one of the highlights of the summer was to spend an afternoon at what we knew as ‘The Rec’ - The Lordship recreation ground in Tottenham. The warm summer afternoons spent there are deeply ingrained in my memory and I really do think it such a shame that […]Read More..>>
Forty years ago today, the Queen opened the third section of the Victoria Line, between Warren Street and Victoria. Thus completing the line as originally planned (The extension to Brixton, opened in 1971 was an afterthought). At the time, the line was the most technically advanced in the world and was world famous for it’s […]Read More..>>
‘Town twinning’ became very popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was seen as a way of bringing together communities that only a few years previously had been enemies and at war. Most of the West Berlin Boroughs were twinned with places in the U.K., in particular with London Boroughs.
The Berlin Borough of […]
This entry was originally posted on Harringay online last year and was meant for a local North London readership.
I grew up in Harringay and Tottenham in the late 1950s and 1960s. Right from an early age, I developed an interest in Public Transport and I’ve always thought that this was probably due to the withdrawal […]
Today is the 146th anniversary of the opening of the first Underground Railway in the world.
The Metropolitan Railway started operating between Paddington and Farringdon stations on 10th January 1863. Without it, the term ‘Metro’ would never have found its way into everyday usuage. Paris constructed it’s new underground railway system at the end of the […]
IsarSteve in July 1969
Sweet bird you are
Briefer than a falling star
All these vain promises on beauty jars
Somewhere with your wings on time
You must be laughing
Behind our eyes
Calendars of our lives
Circled with compromise
IsarSteve in München
Give me some time
I feel like I’m losing mine
Out here on this horizon line
With the earth spinning
And the sky forever rushing
No one […]
The day after Hallowe’en is of course All Hallows. It is also a religious holiday in those states of Germany that have catholic majority populations (not Berlin). It is the day of the year when catholics remember the spirits of those who have passed on, leaving lit candles at the graves of departed loved-ones, to […]Read More..>>
Grand Parade at the junction with Stanhope Gardens in Harringay N4. Some of my earliest recollections go back to being at this location.
Harringay Online has been shortlisted to receive an award in the national Catalyst Awards in the U.K.
There’s also an opportunity for the site to win another award from Catalyst - The People’s […]
Recently in München, I managed to get some shots of two Arriva “Taurus” locomotives working on the München - Regensburg and München - Hof services via Landshut and Weiden(Opf).
Both locomotives were delivered in late 2007 and really do look very smart.
And of course, both locomotives belong to same “family” as the London Bus […]Read More..>>