Tuesday 27 April 2010
Nur-ul-Islam Centre, a Mauritian organisation, with an interest in sports.
Then as we came into Leyton, we passed the handsome ex-town hall, now on the verge of becoming studios and business premises. We also had fine views of the Olympic site, before forking left down Crownfield Road, with very determined attempts to calm the traffic.
Northern Outfall Sewer, part of Bazalgette's great works, and a pleasant embankment to walk along, should you wish to get to Beckton on foot. The East London Cemetery next door is large, but seemed well tended; it has an area which is in the care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Dick Turpin House, since w had always associated him with the Great North Road. However, he turns out to have been a local lad. We knew we were approaching Canning Town Bus Station as we could see the huge road junction under which it nestles. The Dome was so close that it was hard to believe it was actually across the river. We arrived at the handsome bus station after only 50 minutes, which seemed to pretty good, as we had swept eastwards and then back towards the west, through varied scenery, with dense population but also a surprising number of open spaces, looking ravishing in the spring sunshine.