Thursday, June 14, 2007

Disappearing London

For those of you who know the Hampstead Garden Suburb area of North London, you may be disappointed by the demolition, currently under way, of the old H R Owen garage on Lyttleton Road. This fine piece of "between the wars" architecture, which incidentally was a Rolls Royce showroom some years ago, will no doubt be making way for another block of flats. I don't suppose there was anything special about this garage, it's just that it's a shame to see an old friend disappear.

Add this to the recent closure of Hammersmith Palais (where my father went dancing) and Highbury Stadium in recent months, and you can see where I'm going with this.

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