Wow, I go away for a short weekend and come back to find that Terence Driscoll has died and Driscoll House closed, David Copperfields Garden has re-opened after a re-landscaping, and the 168 bus now has recorded announcements about stops.
I am very pleased I got to sneak in to Driscoll House and take some photos a couple of years ago. That place is an incredible museum, and it will be a sin if they don't open it for Open House or some other public viewing before it is gutted. It was fun to meet Terence Driscoll briefly, when I went over to ask about a tour, although he was hardly pleasant and not at all co-operative!
I think it would be worth a walk over to Driscoll House to see if you can have a peek. Without mrD's ferocious gatekeeping, it might be a bit easier to explore.
Yes, all the fences are now down at David Copperfields Garden, but I haven't had a look yet. I am assuming the old plaque that the Dickens Fellowship erected will be there somewhere, although the plinth has been taken away. I read on the plans that the new design features suggestions of David Copperfield's journey to Kent, with milestones etc, but can't confirm this yet.
I am pleased about the soon to be ex-safeway franchise..they used to sell the most revolting stuff, including some brand called Heritage..it was so vile even the fox would not eat one of their branded ' liver and onion' ready meals!
Heritage is the brand they sell in convenience stores - like Costcutters and Nisas. I think it might be owned by Nisa. Possibly called Heritage because it's food like food used to be - in the 70s, when processed food was a good thing...