View Single Post
  #6   Report Post  
Old May 21st 18, 06:26 PM posted to uk.railway,
Marland Marland is offline
external usenet poster
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Feb 2018
Posts: 216
Default Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road

Richard J. wrote:
Recliner wrote on 21 May 2018 at 15:47 ...

I was wandering down the Thames the other day, after a tour of Fullers
Brewery, and spotted a blue plaque that really deserves to be in Johnston

It is indeed in Johnston font, not that you'd know from the awful Bing
maps, which also gets the road name wrong. It's Hammersmith Terrace
there, not Chiswick Mall.

ISTR there is a marker stone that marks the boundary between Hammersmith
and Chiswick,
Surprisingly nondescript and a bit overshadowed now.
Ahh found a piccy.

It’s a walk I do a couple of time a year as I have rellies living nearby
one of whom does a running / fast walk circuit most days along both banks
using Hammersmith and Barnes bridges, hope I have his energy when I’m 85.

A good many of the properties along there now belong to Russian oligarchs
that have invested the money they have acquired in them and are pricey
even by London standards.
Surprisingly the Chiswick end used to be quite industrial with the Fullers
Brewery being about the last.
Thornicrofts the shipbuilders were located there until they moved to
Southampton in the 1900’s

There used to be healthy communities of houseboats as well but they were
priced out about 50 years ago
So although a pleasant walk it isn’t quite as interesting to me as it once