|The Askew Arms at the turn of the 20th Century|
The picture above is the Askew Arms at the turn of the century - and the one below is the open air lido that used to adjoin Wormholt Park and was only closed in the 1970s. There was a scheme by which you could pay "first class" or "second class" - the former entitling you to two towels as opposed to one!
|Shepherd's Bush Lido|
QPR in the Community were there today putting some local schoolchildren through their paces while there were a reasonable number of locals, such as yours truly, ambling around taking inthe sights.
One of the most impressive things for me, though, is the historical collection they have there which is where these images come from. Did you know the cobbles outside the Princess Victoria pub are there because that's where the horse drawn omnibuses used to turn around and head back the other way?!
Their resident historian, Peter, will be on hand tomorrow and wants to hear your stories about the Bush. If you cant make it but can still contribute your glimpses of Bush gone by email me at email@example.com and I will pass them on. There's tell of a book in the making, and that's nothing less than an area as rich in history as Shepherd's Bush deserves.
See you tomorrow.