Holy Trinity Church Hardel Walk
The Big Dig

The spire of Holy Trinity Church seen from Cressingham Gardens.  Split level houses on Hardel Walk. Wild flowers growing adjacent to Brockwell Park on the site of The Big Dig, a London wide project for enthusiastic urban gardeners.

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This is welcome news for everybody concerned, the members of the public and the people on probation themselves. I well remember the furore on Twitter some years ago when then members of the probation service were up in arms about the damage being done to their service.


Apparently this process started a year ago


It’s not the first time a Conservative Government have thought better of allowing a natural monopoly to be run by private companies. When Boris Johnson was Mayor of London he ended the Public Private Partnership, then in place for maintenance of London Underground, and hid his announcement by releasing it during a General Election campaign, but he did so nonetheless. You can read about it here:-

PPP abandoned – the last nail in the coffin for Brown

This film has reappeared in time for the 40th anniversary of its second showing on the BBC on 10th May 1980 as indicated by the image below taken from the BBC Genome project.
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The only sensible thing I’ve seen written about the election result since the day it happened.

Taken from @Sheff_socialist with link at the end:-

A long thread about my own personal experiences during this election dealing with my Labour voting family deciding to out themselves as casual racists by voting Tory / Brexit Party in traditional Labour “Red Wall” heartlands

I come from a genuine working class family .

Grandparents were miners and domestic cleaning staff
Dad was butcher , mum was a cleaner and when she remarried after their divorce she married a miner .
I grew up in a two up two down terrace house that my parents rented from the local Co-op society and then moved into a council house in Kendray (Barnsley) when my mum remarried

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Wetherspoon pubs map UK

October 3rd, 2019

Open House London 2019

September 14th, 2019

Cressingham Gardens – a village within a city

Single aspect flats

May 28th, 2019

I used to have a page here www.singleaspect.org.uk/?p=8

At some point during the several blog failures and restarts it was changed without my noticing

to here http://www.singleaspect.org.uk/?p=21425

So if you are looking for my page on single aspect flat from

February 9th, 2010

it’s here -> http://www.singleaspect.org.uk/?p=21425

Sorry for the confusion.

This archived blog

May 19th, 2019

We are moving house this year, even further from London, which will mean fewer if any trips to the capital. So the blog is over but remains useful (in my eyes) for its take on housing standards and as an easily accessible table of Parker Morris standards.

World War 1

November 11th, 2018

I cannot begin to comprehend the First World War. I have never understood war at all, beyond the occasional need for two angry men to knock seven bells out of each other to settle a misunderstanding in a pub. I have never ever understood why these differences of opinion have to be extended to encompass entire nations and destroy civilisations.  So today when I read this Tweet from Tom Cordell I thought yes, I agree with you and that’s why I’m posting it here.

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