Monday, 12 December 2011

Olympics Boost for "Tourism" in ILFORD


This made the BBC TV & Radio local London News and also the Daily Mail as here

On the BBC TV News they filmed in the High Road around the Town Hall and "The Mall" (or "The Exchange" if you prefer) and also in and around Valentines Mansion. The Park was described by the reporter as "looking beautiful". One woman, interviewed in the High Road, commented that "It's all the immigrants bringing their families over" (!!).

What features of Ilford would you show "Tourists"?

15 comments:

  1. What features would I show "tourists" staying in Ilford? The 86 bus to Goodmayes, and then the 364 or 387 to Goodmayes Hospital.

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  2. Is that Ray Frensham standing next to Morris in your photo, NeighbourhoodWatcher?

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  3. No, Weggis. I was not even born at that time. It's probably you and Dr Dick with Judith looking on.

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  4. I had assumed it was a recent shot in costume, but I may have been mistaken.

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  5. I do happen to know that Mr. Frensham possesses a straw boater. Not sure about the "plus fours" as worn by a youth in the photo.

    The BBC TV coverage also included an interview with the "Manager" of The Mall (at least I think that's what the caption said). I had to find my glasses in a hurry as I was sure that they were interviewing Cllr. Keith Prince. I never knew he had a twin brother.

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  6. I think Morris has disqualified himself from acting as a Tourist Guide ...

    The 364 bus doesn't go to Goodmayes Hospital ...

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  7. No, not directly but close enough (Percy Road); then they can walk past all the dreary flats in Barley Lane that replaced the medical staff houses.

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  8. Hmm. The 364 only travels about 200 metres up Barley Lane plus the bus will stop a variable distance, being Hail and Ride, along Percy Road which the tourists will have to retrace.

    As the hospital is 500 metres or so up Barley Lane, one wonders what the point of catching the 364 might be?

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  9. What are all these non-UK distances? You've been brain-washed by the EUSSR.

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  10. There seems to be a variant of Godwin's Law for Redbridge-based blogs:

    "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Buses or Bus Routes approaches 1."

    Perhaps we should call it "Knowsie-Hickey's Law"

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  11. Morris, you obviously haven't looked at a map for a very long time! The Ordnance Survey has always been metric (unless you can remember far enough back to recall anything different!)

    Oh yes, I can remember 1" to the mile OS maps, with their funny scaling of 1:63360 but all OS grid references were based on kilometre squares ...

    ... just like the map I consulted earlier ...

    I must admit that I misjudged the scale as I have often worked with maps with 250m squares - the minor squares on Streetmap are 500m, so my earlier measurements should really be 400m and 1050m or, for Morris's benefit, 437 yards (approx. 20 chains/¼ mile)and 1,148 yards (approx. 52 chains) ...

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  12. Another point, Morris, re: What are all these non-UK distances?

    If these are non-UK measurements, why are distances on all British motorways marked by posts at 100m and 1000m (1km) intervals ...?

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  13. Brussels diktat, government subserviance.

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  14. Dear NeighbourhoodWatcher....for your information: yes, I DO own a boater,thank you very much.... Happy New Year.

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