Catford Bus Garage (Bellingham) to Holborn
Tuesday December 15th 2009
This is essentially my commute-home bus when I have been office bound all day, but for the sake of our followers I shall try to be a little sparkly and see it with fresh eyes.
PS May 2011: Having now retired I dedicate this bus to Deanne who still uses it for her commute, while she waits for her driving test.
the Babur, arguably the best restaurant around these parts – be sure to visit its excellent website and you do need to book if you intend going.
a theatre attached, which attracts regular reviews and clientele.
Converted in the Fifties from a 1913-built Picture Palace the Rivoli Ballroom is undoubtedly the jewel in Crofton Park’s crown, especially now the Passmore Edwardes library’s days are numbered. Just further on is St. Andrew’s church which holds a nice position on the corner of Wickham Road – it also has a memorial window to the victims of the New Cross fire, the origins of which have never been very satisfactorily explained.
As the bus cuts across to New Cross the wall has a series of active verbs starting with ‘Live, Work, Love’ and ending with ‘Sow and Reap’ attached to the retaining back wall for the houses. New Cross is very much Goldsmiths’ territory which has always been fundamental to the area – many of those who arrive from elsewhere to study often stay put and then become Lewisham residents…More recently Goldsmiths’ has become famous for being where the YBAs (Young British Artists) did their art degrees. New Cross was badly damaged during the war and the then Woolworths was the site of the V2 rocket that caused the most casualties in the later stages of the war, commemorated by a local plaque .
Across Camberwell Green – I have strict instructions not to be rude, but genuinely today was pleased to note the hanging baskets with cheerful winter pansies and the pub now offering a Nollywood experience.