Reasons to Sit on the Top Floor of a Bus (2)
Is this not a fine sight? Something you’d only see from the top of a bus – the 188, actually, spotted by JR, who describes it as “a thing of beauty surrounded by a whole heap of ugly”.
Developers demolished the old buildings on the corner of Blackwall Lane and Trafalgar Road a few months ago, and I have to admit that I assumed this wonderful mature magnolia that used to be in a little playground was done for.
And of course it might still be – but unlike the shower across the road at the newly-named Greenwich Square, who thought nothing of felling several fine, fine limes (very quickly, before an inconvenient preservation order could be made) the outcome for this particular development is rather different.
Earlier, I managed to imply that the developer of the site had made a big effort to build a protective barrier around it. I now need to amend that.
I understand that the glory – and the thanks for leaving us with some magnificent blossom – goes not to the developer (how naive was I for even thinking that that might be the case?) but to our very own Mary Mills.
Thank you Mary – and everyone else who supported you. A small part of East Greenwich is a nicer place for your efforts.
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