Obviously, not everyone is happy about the Olympics games coming to London. There will always to be the losers.
These were all displayed along Pudding Mill Lane, between the local station and Stratford High Street.
I guess the slogans speak for themselves - '2012 Killing Local Business'
2012 Don't Blow Our Jobs - P A Finlay & Co Ltd, Pudding Mill Lane
I accept that there are businesses that are well established that will be upset by these changes, and will have to move because of the new Games area. The whole area is referred to as a brown field site, and I thought this referred to the Abbey Lane Pumping station which removes the 'poo' from London; but obviously not. You cannot beat a bit of toilet humour!
Having been personally affected by compulsory purchase previously - in the 1970's; I have say that life moves on, as do jobs.
What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London
street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus
images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also
carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with
1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.
London public houses in 1856.
London public houses in 1869.
London public houses in 1899
London 1921 Street directory in 1921
London 1940 Street directory 1940
London Pubs in 2018