Sunday 3 February 2013 9.22pm
I have not been in the chippie in London Road
since they had their makeover but while waiting for my order tonight I was delighted to see the walls are now lined with photos of London Road
when it had lots of shops and businesses. Among others there were pics of an ironmongers, Boots the Chemist, a bank in a beautiful building that I am guessing was somewhere on Southbank Uni's stretch, a grocery shop, a book shop etc. There was also an unidentified view into a lovely courtyard. I am not sure if the last was London Road
or not. I got chatting about them to an old guy. He was telling me all about the street market that used to be there and the air-raid bunkers that were found when Peabody Buildings in Blackfriars Road
were modernised. A fascinating diversion while my fish cooked. I am sure that people like Jan would be really interested to see them.