Day 25 – March 25th 2013
Today is my birthday – yes, the March 10 year anniversary also very neatly took in both Jo’s and my own birthday. Bless. And being my birthday, it would only be the right thing to do to make today’s question the one about me. Having been through everything I could think of, the one I settled on was to do with commuting. We have moved now to tropical West London, but for 8 years I commuted from West London up to the hilly altitude of North London. On some days I cycled, but most days I had the pleasure of what was once known as the North London Line (when I was very small), and more recently the Silverlink. Only in very recent times has it become the Overground with its swanky new trains and tarted-up stations. In those early days of commuting it was rusty old purple Silverlink trains and grimy stations, and for some reason the local station to our offices in Camden – Kentish Town West – seemed one of the worst. A tin shed perched high above everything else, for better and for worse. On fine summer evenings you could see out over London, from Highgate to the BT Tower, and it was actually quite nice. On cold winter nights it was like Siberia with the wind tearing over the platform, waiting for yet another 10 minutes for a delayed train. I don’t think I’ll miss that station, even if it now has a posh cafe downstairs. So, today’s question is….
Q: What is the link between Kentish Town West station and Woody Allen?
A: Woody Allen is the name given to Kentish Town West in The Great Bear by Simon Patterson – see it below and read about it here
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