Edmonton Green to London Bridge
Thanks to some locals we now know why there are two spellings for Harringay (specific area along Green lanes) and Haringey (the whole London Borough). Our very long and totally legally slow bus was badly carved up by a motorist who cut in suddenly producing a not unjustifiable expletive so I don’t think anyone was going to report our driver who coped admirably.
Stamford Hill has long been the preferred area for London’s orthodox Jewish community and there were clear examples of shops to serve their food, clothing and ritual needs. On the whole they are a very private community so even photographing one of their shops felt intrusive. Other religious communities use different methods of communication and we were quite tickled by a church announcing: >Msg. Frm God:I ♥ U. Now well into Hackney we also spotted a really prettily tiled Mosque. Along the road past the West Hackney Recreation Ground, which seems originally to have been an open space later used for burials and perhaps now reverting to its original use?