SPA Meeting 30th July 2016 - London - Travel Disruption

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SPA Meeting 30th July 2016 - London - Travel Disruption

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On Saturday a large area of central London is closed due to the RideLondon cycle event. As a result all the buses to the Russell Square area from the South are on long diversions. Those coming from the North should be OK.

Tube travel to Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Warren Street (Victoria Line) and Goodge Street (Northern Line) should be Ok.

Apparently it will be possible to cross the route on foot at designated points when the Marshals allow you to cross. Details on https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/ and also the TfL website. The TfL journey planner appears to allow for some of the disruption if you pick Saturday as the Journey time but I am not sure that the bus only option has taken this into account - Buses seem to show as running directly from Waterloo to Russell Square but in reality thay are being diverted via Blackfriars Bridge and Farringdon Road then Theobolds Rd to rejoin the normal route.
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If you travel you may go past Broadhurst Clarkson in Farringdon Road.

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David,

BC&F moved out a long time ago - the building still appears to be called Telescope House according to Google Street View but now appears to be a Vietnamese Street Kitchen - see https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.52083 ... 312!8i6656

The shop next door now called the Zeppelin Building is where the first bomb was dropped on London by a Zeppelin - it used to have a brass Plaque outside marking the event.
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Thanks for the link John.
I used to walk past it frequently on the way home from school.
They had delicious goodies in the windows.
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My aunt's house had a direct hit in the front garden by a V2 in WW2. The house collapsed but they miraculously survived, the whole roof resting on my cousin's cot. The neighbours were killed and our windows blown out nearly a quarter mile away.

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Hello David,

Even more off topic but my Paternal Grandmother survived her house in Croydon being hit by a bomb from a Zeppelin - I am not sure if it was the same raid that hit the building next to BC&F or not. There is an image take by the official war photographer at http://www.surreyinthegreatwar.org.uk/s ... ydon-1915/. My grandfather was allowed 2 weeks leave from the Western Front to find them a new house.

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Happy days! Like Mike Harding used to say, we had things then that they don't have nowadays...the Kaiser...Hitler...rickets. Blob :wink:
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Unfortunately rickets is back, linked to Vitamin D and sunlight deficiencies in the UK if recent news-stories are to be believed :shock:
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I know off topic but of importance.

Because I see little sunshine I take 1500 or 2000 IU daily of vitamin D (D2).
My Finnish friend recommends double this, but guidelines say 800 IU sufficient, yet other sources suggest 8,000 IU.

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