Sunday, 24 June 2012


From Uxbridge at the end of the Piccadilly line in north-west London to Walthamstow at the end of the Victoria Line in north-east London. Whilst Uxbridge won my praise for having well-maintained clocks, the good people of Walthamstow need to "try harder".

The first two clocks are the worst (after that things look up). The Art Cafe at 320 Hoe Street has a faded and partially obscured stopped clock.

Altogether, not a happy clock. Nor is the one a few doors away at the Coffee Lounge:

Moving north along Hoe Street the situation becomes much better. At the junction with Church Hill is the amazing tower on the council's Customer Service Centre. It is rather out of place with its surroundings, but rather marvellous.

Further north on Hoe Street are the delightful premises of White & Sons Funeral Directors

Moving north and on to Forest Road, we come across the magnificent buildings and settings of Waltham Forest Town Hall. Despite the grey skies the atmosphere was very serene.

East along Forest Road at its junction with Wood Street is the Millennium Clock. This is one of several erected by Waltham Forest. Unfortunately at the time the clock was surrounded by roadworks (probably "street scene enhancement").

Moving south to St Mary's on Church Hill (I wonder where that street name came from!)

Onwards to The Mall, to the west of the bus station and to the south of High Street. Oh my love of shopping malls! Actually this one is not too bad and even feels human. And it has a clock.

At the end of the High Street with its junction with Blackhorse Road is this stopped clock on Ronald Brown opticians.

And finally on to Blackhorse Road underground station, with its standard-design platform clock.

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