Save Lewisham Hospital: Last Chance to Respond to Consultation – and Vigil on Thursday

For Lewisham residents, and residents of any other boroughs in south east London who are concerned about the future of the NHS, Thursday December 13, 2012 — tomorrow, as I write this — is a very important day. By midnight tomorrow, anyone wishing to respond officially to the disgraceful proposals to shut Lewisham Hospital’s A&E Department needs to have submitted their responses. And before that deadline, between 4 pm and 7 pm, there will be a torchlit vigil outside Lewisham Hospital, which everyone is encouraged to attend!

It is too late to post your response, but you can still email your responses, although the best way to respond by far is to fill in the response on the website of the Special Administrator appointed by the government to deal with the debt-ridden South London Hospital Trust, based in Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley, which is largely in debt because of outrageous PFI deals. To help you, the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign has provided a step-by-step guide, and Dr. Louise Irvine, a local GP who has campaigning tirelessly against the proposals, has also provided a useful guide here.

Please do this now, if you haven’t already! Now! Read the rest of this entry »

Lost Glories: Photos of a Thames Journey from Woolwich to Thamesmead

The Thames Barrier and Canary Wharf from WoolwichHeading east to Woolwich ArsenalThe John Burns, a Woolwich Ferry boatThe remains of Woolwich Dockyard (east)The remains of Woolwich Dockyard (west)The derelict buildings at Woolwich Dockyard
The Woolwich FerryWoolwich Arsenal and the white towers'Assembly' by Peter BurkeFrom death-dealers to bankers: new homes in Woolwich Royal ArsenalRoyal Artillery QuaysStorm view: Looking west from Woolwich to Canary Wharf and The Shard
The transcendent skyClouds reflected in puddlesThe flooded pathCentral Way Pumping StationSignposts to nowhere, ThamesmeadThamesmere, a lake in Thamesmead
Brutalist architecture viewed from ThamesmeadThe last block of flatsThe clock tower, ThamesmeadDissected by water, the Thamesmead Shopping CentreThe Thamesmead Shopping CentreThe end of the road

Lost Glories: A Thames Journey from Woolwich to Thamesmead, a set on Flickr.

On July 11, 2012, as part of my ongoing project to photograph the whole of London by bike, I cycled east from Greenwich, intending to travel to the Thames Barrier, on the border of Charlton and Woolwich, but then carrying on, through Woolwich to Thamesmead, the satellite town originally built in the 1960s, and used as the setting for Stanley Kubrick’s notorious film “A Clockwork Orange,” and back via Belmarsh Prison and Plumstead, before rejoining the Thames Path once more for the journey back west, and home.

I’m posting these photos in four sets, and this is the third, following Chasing Clouds in Greenwich: Photos of a Journey East Along the Thames and Industry and Decay: Photos of a Journey Along the Thames from Greenwich to Woolwich (also see here and here) in which I recorded the first stage of the journey, through Greenwich under a brooding, rain-filled sky, and then through New Charlton, past the Thames Barrier and into Woolwich, through industrial estates, and with a diversion to an evocative set of river stairs. Read the rest of this entry »

Industry and Decay: Photos of a Journey Along the Thames from Greenwich to Woolwich

Storm clouds over Greenwich Yacht ClubThe O2 viewed from Murphy's WharfA storm over Murphy's Wharf aggregates plantThe beach at Murphy's WharfA watery grave for supermarket trolleysMurphy's Wharf in the rain
The Thames BarrierCanary Wharf and the O2 from the Thames BarrierArt Hub Studios, WoolwichA brooding sky over WoolwichThe Victoria, a wrecked pub in CharltonThe White Horse, Charlton
The bookies is closedThe weather-worn warehouse, WoolwichIron stainsRiver stairs at Warspite Road, WoolwichThe corroded railingThe rope and the railing, Woolwich
An alien glow: corroded metal and seaweedBack in black, Woolwich"They've got more choice!"Self-portrait in WoolwichWolverine shadowRiverhope Mansions

Industry and Decay: A Journey Along the Thames from Greenwich to Woolwich, a set on Flickr.

On July 11, as part of my ongoing project to photograph the whole of London by bike, I cycled east from Greenwich, intending to travel to the Thames barrier, on the border of Charlton and Woolwich, but then carrying on, through Woolwich to Thamesmead, the satellite town originally built in the 1960s, and used as the setting for Stanley Kubrick’s notorious film “A Clockwork Orange,” and back via Belmarsh prison and Plumstead, before rejoining the Thames Path once more for the journey back west, and home.

I’m posting these photos in four sets, and this is the second, following Chasing Clouds in Greenwich: Photos of a Journey East Along the Thames (or see here), in which I recorded the first stage of the journey, through Greenwich under a brooding, rain-filled sky. In this second set, as the rain fell, I passed some of the surviving industrial sites alongside the river, in east Greenwich and Charlton — or, to be strictly accurate, New Charlton — and on past the Thames Barrier to Woolwich, through industrial estates, and with a diversion to an evocative set of river stairs. The rain had passed by the time I reached Woolwich, and the sun was shining once more, but the weather was so restless that there were wonderful lively skies, as captured in the next photo set, which I’ll be posting tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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