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Ilford - day by day
« on: Apr 19th, 2016, 9:08am »
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Come on Ilfordians, what's happening in dear old Ilford today, keep us updated on the dear old town. Grin
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 20th, 2016, 11:59am »
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TBH, Pompey, I'm not well-up in local news myself even though I live here. Too many other things going on in my life just now.. However, there's been the usual crop of road accidents and incidents, crashes on the N. Circ and drivers failing to stop at zebra crossings, etc. The MP for Ilford North says he has evidence that A&E at King George hospital will be closed soon at nights; hospital radio at Goodmayes has closed down after their studios got flooded and they ran out of money. The developers of the planned flats development over the Exchange asked the council to postpone a planning meeting which would have decided whether or not the development can go ahead. They haven't said why except 'administrative reasons' or some such thing. A bunch of local residents around Roden Street are objecting to plans to build 700 new homes (yes, 700. That's not a typo) on the Sainsbury's site and who would blame them?
In other words: SNAFU!
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 21st, 2016, 9:06am »
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on Apr 20th, 2016, 11:59am, Scribbles wrote:
TBH, Pompey, I'm not well-up in local news myself even though I live here. Too many other things going on in my life just now.. However, there's been the usual crop of road accidents and incidents, crashes on the N. Circ and drivers failing to stop at zebra crossings, etc. The MP for Ilford North says he has evidence that A&E at King George hospital will be closed soon at nights; hospital radio at Goodmayes has closed down after their studios got flooded and they ran out of money. The developers of the planned flats development over the Exchange asked the council to postpone a planning meeting which would have decided whether or not the development can go ahead. They haven't said why except 'administrative reasons' or some such thing. A bunch of local residents around Roden Street are objecting to plans to build 700 new homes (yes, 700. That's not a typo) on the Sainsbury's site and who would blame them?
In other words: SNAFU!

Hi Scribbs, thank's for that. When you say the "Sainsbury's Site", does that mean it is now gone?
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 21st, 2016, 12:02pm »
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Sainsburys is still there, Pompey but it's a pretty ugly 70s building with a lot of un-lovely and wasted space around it. I think Sainsburys see a future in re-developing the whole space for housing with a rebuilt supermarket incorporated into it. I must admit I haven't paid much attention to these proposals so far so when I get a moment maybe I'll start delving into back issues of the Recorder online. If I can be bovvered, that is.
 
 More news from the Ilford area: a group in Barkingside arranged a 'hustings'last week with all the local candidates for the Greater London Assembly. The UKIP chap failed to show up without a word of apology or explanation. He really wants our vote then...
And finally, the ducklings have hatched at the Lambourne End Centre!
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 7th, 2016, 3:23pm »
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For those who haven't been to Ilford recently, I decided to post these pics which were taken from Sainsburys' roof at one of Maxwell's local history talks (in another thread).  
 
This is just a general view looking towards the junction of Ilford Lane/Winston way during a brief lull in the traffic.  It's only when you see this site from a 'different' angle that it registers how ugly and brutalist it all looks. From day to day at street level, it's just part of the wallpaper and you don't really see it at all.  When I went to the former East Berlin a couple of years ago, I expected it to look much like this. It doesn't. It's infinitely more attractive.

 
And here are our own infamous twin towers. A slightly skewed angle but I had to bend over backwards to get them all in!

 
And this is what the visitor to Ilford sees at the base of this "prestigious" and "iconic" development as he/she sits waiting for the traffic lights in the one-way system.  It's been like this for longer than I can recall. If I was that visitor, I'd probably just drive on through!
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« Reply #5 on: Jun 8th, 2016, 2:13am »
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Come now Scribs,I'm surprised you don't recognise early 21st century design when you see it.The white sheeting is a symbolic representation of 'Punk Art'.Get with it woman !  ROFL
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 10th, 2016, 5:37pm »
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D'oh!  Shucks! I'm such a Philistine!
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 10th, 2016, 7:07pm »
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on Jun 10th, 2016, 5:37pm, Scribbles wrote:
D'oh!  Shucks! I'm such a Philistine!

Is that in Essex?  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 10th, 2016, 8:51pm »
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on Jun 10th, 2016, 7:07pm, Pompadour wrote:

Is that in Essex?  Grin

 
A group of islands in the Pacific, I think ...
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 13th, 2016, 12:55am »
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Isn't it a type of plastic ?  
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 13th, 2016, 4:53pm »
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Duke of Edinburgh's stomach?
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« Reply #11 on: Jun 16th, 2016, 4:22pm »
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Having thought abart it, I think it won the Grand National in the thirties.
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