Saturday 26 June 2004 2.25pm
It appears to be 'in limbo' - but general local opinion is that the viaduct will be built - eventually. If you look at the market you can see that the money is being thrown at areas that will not be threatened by construction [west of the current overhead line], and several of the properties in Park Street
that will be affected have fallen empty and remained empty over the last year. The save-borough-market web site is no longer available and exact timing is the last thing locals will hear about. Test drilling in local streets took place at various times last year.
Meanwhile [scurrilous rumour time] it seems the trustees are selling off the 'family silver' [i.e local property] to pay for the restoration that has gone horribly over budget.....