Category Archives: oddities

Lakeside Medical Centre photo and Halifax and the concrete houses

    I seem to have become a minor expert on local matters through the course of writing this blog. It was pointed out to me this week that I have a leftist approach and I only know my stuff … Continue reading

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Swanning around

The swans around Thamesmead north would appear to have become something of a menace. This short video shows a few people being harrassed by some of the wildlife along a cyclepath. Meanwhile, a bigger write up with pictures was posted … Continue reading

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Thamesmead Residents

I was alerted to a local residents group recently when I had a look at Twitter. Shortly afterwards I received a letter through my door inviting me to come and join a protest. Thamesmead is interesting in that while we … Continue reading

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Graffiti in Thamesmead (part 4)

This piece appeared on Sunday, and it’s not up to the usual standard, I feel. The dark space below the cherubs is messy and I wonder if it covers something that went wrong. It also contains a grocer’s apostrophe so … Continue reading

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Graffiti in Thamesmead (part 2)

After I wrote about graffiti before I came across a Tweeter by the handle @missy_t_k who had caught some extra images of pictures she’d spotted. I found a couple more myself, and I think it’s worth putting them up here … Continue reading

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Graffiti in Thamesmead

One day, probably a year or so back, I walked past the National Gallery off Trafalgar Square on my way to work and I was intrigued by some writing across the front of the building, which proudly proclaimed: Each day … Continue reading

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Duck!

Over the past week or so there’s been a flurry of excitement from local twitchers regarding a duck. I can’t say that I’m anything like an expert on birdlife or fauna, but it’s nice to see the area getting some … Continue reading

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No, the OTHER Thamesmead (2 of 2)

Although Google alerts give me plenty of food for thought when I’m considering content for this blog, it’s not the only source of information. No, I also use the google non-alert, otherwise known as plain old searching. The bizarre thing … Continue reading

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No, the OTHER Thamesmead (1 of 2)

I have Google alerts set up to tell me when there’s anything new happening in Thamesmead according to the big wide world of the web. A lot of what comes up is football related – I won’t be covering that … Continue reading

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