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It's been taken over, every available area green or cobbled space...

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St John's Square.

Every open space, except one....

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Spar Fields Bone Yard.

This has been going on for many years..our much loved Clerkenwell Design Week
https://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/

It lasts for three days takes 2 weeks to set up and hasn't happened for 2 years since lockdown.

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St James Church Yard.


It's great fun, free drinks everywhere and held in many great venues everybody wants in.
It all started 20 years ago due to the huge amount of architectural practices based around here.

It's obvious the money is rolling in, and we get to keep great architecturally designed street furniture.

Oh! the one place not touched ? I thought you'd never ask ?

"Our totally amazing underground victorian toilets on the green, been blocked with this 'god awful black hoarding
for 'god knows what reason! for 5 years WHY ?

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The Green.

Banksy had no problem using it when he did his Scales of Injustice...
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So I'm off to wander 'the manor and take some pics...
'hope it don't rain....

The first stop, perhaps the lighting exhibitors held within the bowls of
The Old House of Detention...we used it regularly for underground parties down there, years ago
"Spooky as hell!!... 8)

Ps: I haven't been to one of these for well over over 10 years, it should be fun!
I'll change that date stamp right now.....and....'Why do they call it a week ?


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Still 'cats and dogs here the heavens just opened.
So, I'll listen to O'Brian slaughter 'that devil incarnate 'bungling Boris.

I still deeply regret not knocking him off and under a bus on his daily commute down
Rosebery Avenue, laters... 8)

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So despite hale, lightning, thunderclaps and rain I battled forth...

This the first hospitality tent....
'if only they knew they are drinking above of loads and loads of dead people.
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And this 'sheltering from 'god's wrath, in a once and truly notable local boozer, now declined into
a gentrified p*ss hole. scuse the language..
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And this is Jonathan Livingston standing outside No11, opposite our Dr's.
Jonathan is a seagull, Jonathan doesn't give a sh*t.

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Besides all this it was heaving with visitors and umbrellas, all madly dashing from venue to venue. tbc.

Oh! this is an alleyway one day I tell you a story about that thai massage, lol... 8)

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Ps: "Bugger me........
I think Boris is finally bu**ered but that's another 'eton-mess for you, that's what they did and still do at Eton....
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Speaking of Boris and Eton here is a great article from an american washington post journo.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/ ... 4a929d373/

Why Public ? when they are Private ?
I went to a Private school that was public....

I once held the record for being beaten, 'corporal punishment rules ok!
Never did me any arm... 8)

Ps: Our school Hill Place used to play really posh schools summer cricket matches, I know about pr*cks from
posh schools, we beat the crap out of them...

pss: Quote "Boris’s sheer chutzpah is as potent as it is because of Eton—the institution is not just a school for boys, it is a freemasonry for life.
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Blimey, even the tube is trying to entice me back, Farringdon only 10 minutes walk downhill straight to Eggwipe.
https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Farringdon-S ... irport-LHR

It was pretty obvious early on Farringdon and Clerkenwell would become a hub!...... 8)
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As I promised a couple of pics of The House of Detention.
Before & after......

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This is a famous little location in A Fish called Wanda, whilst escaping from the Police,
Micheal Ppallin the stutterer, helped raise the funds and left us with his school for stammering....

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And I threw this in because it shows how Alex Mc Queen grew his business here and refurbished
one of the nicest buildings in Clerkenwell..... 8)

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