Friday, 13 August 2010
The Number 92 Route
Monday July 5th 2010
Further along the RC church (and there is of course a sizeable RC population in South India too) also gets a look in, with another Cardinal Wiseman secondary school and ‘Our Lady of the Visitation’ prompted us to wonder when exactly was it that the Pope was visiting?
The advantage of one of these Thirties-built suburbs is that the roads are quite nice and wide so our bus had plenty of room. As we passed no fewer than three ‘drivers under training instruction’ the bus companies obviously also think these are good routes for learners. With the Grand Union Canal, then the railways and then not so distant Heathrow we supposed that this area has long been used for storage/transit and depots of various kinds and sure enough we passed the HQs of a range of well known companies Hovis (I just couldn’t resist linking to this advert) complete with a fleet of jolly yellow vans, and interestingly TATA who clearly make more than cars. As these buses have a ‘station habit’ the 92 did a little wriggle to access Greenford Station which had us both groping for the tube map – it’s on the Central line to save you the trouble
Wembley is a small hop from Sudbury and is it was by now lunch-time we had a fairly slow but not dull journey along Wembley High Road – time to admire both their railing boxes and hanging baskets, all in great colour, plus all the work going into 'Building a Better Borough'– Brent Council’s strap line. The police station has moved into more modern premises leaving we thought the old traditional station to be developed as a restaurant. There was certainly significant evidence of regeneration around here with lots of building, some of it quite imaginative and reflecting the shape and textures of the stadium, so we felt Brent were working hard to live up to their ‘vision’.