Posts about "Merton"

Don’t want to ‘alarm’ you…

Published on 14 May 2007 in , ,

As we wheeled our suitcases back towards our little house after spending time up north at Christmas, I suddenly realised something about the area we live in. To make sure, I looked up and down the street. Yep, I was right. There was something distinctly missing from almost every house. A burglar alarm.

One Day In History

Published on 17 October 2006 in , , , , , ,

Regular readers might notice a difference in style for this entry. This is because this entry was originally written for One Day In History - an attempt to capture one days life of many, many people, and store that data in the British Library for future generations. That One Day is today, 17 October 2006. If you're interested in contributing to the archive about your 17 October, don't worry - it's not too late! You can do so until the end of October, via their website.

Merton – Nelson, abbey ruins and a great big dockoff evil tower

Published on 19 June 2006 in ,

When I lived in Ealing, it was hard to miss the impact the town had had on the world. The white painted brickwork of Ealing Studios were there every time I walked down St. Mary's Road. It's taken me some time (well two years in the area), and I've been slowly but surely discovering more and more about where I live now - Merton - whose secrets are a bit more hidden.

So long Centra London. No one will miss you

Published on 23 May 2006 in , , , ,

Well it appears Friday should have been a day of celebration for the residents of Merton. For on Friday, bus company Centra London ran its last ever journies. It appears their remaining three bus services - the 200, 201 and 493 - all got new operators the following day, and the company has now given up running passenger services.

Happy Christmas

Published on 22 December 2005 in , , , , , , ,

So I've been in a pub before now where a brass band turned up playing carols, but never have I been in a pub where they brought a nonchelant sheep, a petrified looking pony and a vicar who lead an informal carol service. Well until tonight anyway!