An ironic find from the photos I took on Saturday of the demolition and soon-to-be-gone buildings on a huge chunk of the Westinghouse site in Chippenham.
Westinghouse continues in its latest incarnation as part of the Siemens Group, but doesn’t need the space it once used as the employer of thousands of Chippenham residents.
If you’ve ever travelled by train or on an underground railway, it’s likely products which originated on this site helped you make that journey.
Anyone concerned about finding the show will find this website useful 😉
A surprise find near Liverpool Street Station, courtesy of a diversion on the way to Broadgate Circle forced by the building of Crossrail. Bethlehem hospital was a notorious mental institution from which the word ‘bedlam’ is derived from the hospital’s old nickname. It has also served as inspiration for numerous stories and horror films.
This is the second of these plaques I’ve found. I came across the first last year at the site of Upholder’s Hall, a building destroyed in the Fire of London.
Apparently there are about 160 of them maintained by the City of London*. I’m surprised it’s taken me so long to find them, seeing I’ve visited London frequently over the past few years.
* = of this particular scheme which is one of the oldest in the world, and differs from the more familiar one run by English Heritage.
This never fails to amuse me at Victoria Coach Station. I’d like to know why Chippenham is the Chippenham, when every other destination mentioned doesn’t have the same designation.
I’ve always found shop dummies rather sinister, which wasn’t helped when The Autons appeared in Dr Who.
There is no sign of the ‘found purse’. Has it been claimed by the owner? Did they survive?