>Slight Return



We’re lucky enough to have two nearby Tube stations – Leyton and Leytonstone. By far the most pleasant one to walk to is Leytonstone, but Leyton is a bit nearer. If I’m running late, this is where I head for. Leyton is Stratford’s neighbour, with all that entails. Bedsit land. At least one stained mattress in every street. A beercan in every hedge, a fried chicken box in every gutter. The last time was in the neighbourhood, I was delighted to see this old shop sign (above), exposed by recent building works. No doubt Mr Dunkley enjoyed a pint at the Birkbeck Tavern over the street, which is still a decent pub.


About teninchwheels

Designer, photographer and Vespa-fixated pub bore. Born in Yorkshire, living in that London these past 20 years. Get in touch at teninchwheels@gmail.com, especially if you'd like to send me some free beer.
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2 Responses to >Slight Return

  1. A F-A says:

    >”A chicken in every pot, a car in every backyard, to boot”….followed closely by what you have described! Why is it that some sections of the community find it so necessary to foul-up their own backyards? But those are three really good photos!

  2. >Having the world’s worst street cleaners (Kier group) doesn’t help. Mind you, the locals shouldn’t drop litter everywhere in the first place…

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