|I was reminded of Monty Python "There's a nice bit o' shit daan 'ere."|
|St. Pancras was clean and tidy|
|Javelin train at Ashford|
If anything Orpington has improved. There are a large number of coffee/wine bars along the High Street although three of the pubs have closed leaving only the White Hart and another fairly new one.
|There has been a man with a barrow selling fruit by the Post Office for as long as I can remember. He has now acquired the use of a small shop but he still puts out his wares on the pavement. Doesn't need the barrow any more,|
|Last pub standing - The White Hart|
We walked past Grandma's old house on Elmcroft Road to the Cricketers. We walked in to an empty bar. There was a scabrous woman carrying a baby, searching for something on the floor and shouting to somebody out back. After a minute or so of being ignored I coughed politely to which she shouted "Yer, wocher want". I inquired about the beer on draft and was informed loudly they only had one. We left.
The White Hart was completely different. The man and woman behind the bar made us very welcome, quickly poured beers and took our meal orders. There was a rush of men just after we arrived who came in to watch the game between Arsenal and Chelsea. It was pretty lively. A great roar went up when Chelsea scored and another when Arsenal equalized.
|Watching the game at the White Hart|
|The Steak and Ale pie was very good but a little too much.|
|Croydon tram at Beckenham Junction|
|One of the new Croydon trams at Sandilands.|
|The very impressive DLR station at Canary Wharf|