Pavement Poetry – final part

Pavement Poetry - final part

” This district once boasted
a race-course & it retains
something of the dashing,
classless. devil-may-care, yes,
racy sense of the turf.”
(Hugh Thomas – 2004)

Here ends the hunting of the Pavement Poetry. I recommend going to their site, downloading the map and going for a walk. After all, a walk in Notting Hill is just as lovely as the poetry they stamp into our pavements.
Also lets not forget of all the other coal holes, they are part of London, all those coal holes that look up on us, visitors of other centuries…

Found @ Portland Road near to the Cross Shop

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Pavement Poetry - final part

” This district once boasted
a race-course & it retains
something of the dashing,
classless. devil-may-care, yes,
racy sense of the turf.”
(Hugh Thomas – 2004)

Here ends the hunting of the Pavement Poetry. I recommend going to their site, downloading the map and going for a walk. After all, a walk in Notting Hill is just as lovely as the poetry they stamp into our pavements.
Also lets not forget of all the other coal holes, they are part of London, all those coal holes that look up on us, visitors of other centuries…

Found @ Portland Road near to the Cross Shop

Author: Dani Middleton

I was born in Brazil in 1981 and lived there for 23 years before emigrating to the UK in 2005. I had read about England’s history since a young age however I moved here purely due to the history of London itself. Everything in this city fascinates me; from its parks, pubs and buildings to street names, post boxes and bollards. Watching children “beating the bounds” or the rose ceremony, you can never be tired of London. I love the quirkiness of the little alleys, the secrets of the forgotten architecture and how wonderful it can be to simply turn a corner and suddenly find a whole new world. I have worked in some remarkable places in London: museums, palaces, galleries, archives, even digging for the MoL on the Thames foreshore but I now work for Tower Bridge where, daily, I can see the City from a different point of view. Working for the City, learning its history and stories makes me eager to learn more. London is a flowing, living organism, with the old and new together transforming it every day, but always with its history at your fingertips. One step, an intricate Victorian coal hole; another step, an old Police box; yet another, an office block built seamlessly onto an old roman ruin. I am just a girl, lost in London trying not to find the way out but a way deeper, further inside what makes this city so… special, so… unique, so… me. I am a Londoner.

3 thoughts on “Pavement Poetry – final part”

  1. Just to let you know that we published a book called Pavement Poetry available to order from pedestrianpublishing.com or Amazon or any bookshop (or get your library to order it!) and it includes over 90 black and white photos of coalhole covers in London – yes, let’s not forget them as they were the jewels that inspired the Pavement Poetry project!

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    1. Oh Yeah….I can’t wait to have some spare money to buy the book. I saw it and really want. They are definitely the jewels…

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