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Croydon - the Venice of South London

Or reining it in a bit, a river runs through it.

Anyway a start is about to be made in that we are about to get a river again:

"Exciting plans have been proposed for Croydon's Wandle Park. A grant would contribute towards:
  • restoring the River Wandle, which now runs underground in a concrete pipe;
The rest of the planned uses of the £400,000 grant coming Wandle Park's way are doubtless worthy, but not especially exciting. This comes as part of a sharing out of funds from the Mayor's office applied across London. No idea where the money came from.

Might take a while before anyone will be dubbing these parts La Serenissima. Still, there's a decent enough Italian restaurant nearby called Il Ponte, so maybe it is all coming together.

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Anonymous Geoff said... 4:45 pm

Wait for the summer...I'll be lurking nearby selling those Cornetto ice-creams to twenty-somethings who are wearing skimpy tops.

Fantastic.

Regards,
Geoffrioio  



Blogger Dennis said... 6:42 pm

And I shall drag my gondola out of storage and get a stripey T-shirt and one of those stupid caps.

Regards,
Dennisto  



Anonymous walter darien said... 9:06 pm

I once had a girl friend in Croydon - she was typical of the place and so totally forgettable.  



Anonymous Geoffrioio said... 11:49 am

The really scary thing, Dennisto, is that we've actually got a workable business plan here between the two of us.

The mind boggles. Which is more than "walter darien"s imaginary girlfriend ever did.  



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