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~Lynda~ Report 22 May 2013 21:12

Evening London lovers :-D

I meant to put this link on a while back, seeing as it's half term next week it may help those who want to visit good Old London Town :-D

If anyone has any more links for visiting places for free, or little cost, please add, ta :-D


MotownGal Report 16 May 2013 20:30

Oh what a twit!!!!!

I have been to this place before with my son, I did not realise it was the same place at all!

Go and stand in the corner with a big pointy hat on me head!!!!

:-( :-( :-( :-( :-(


MotownGal Report 16 May 2013 20:22

Brillian Lynda, thank you.

I was busy preparing dinner when it was on, so was only half listening. I knew I could rely on you.

It looks very good, I shall go and see if deffo.

:-D :-D


~Lynda~ Report 16 May 2013 19:38

Found this MG

Looks like another day out :-D


MotownGal Report 16 May 2013 18:52

Just seen on Thames News, there is a new Museum of London, with an exhibition of painting, photos about the Thames Estuary.

Free entry, but did not catch where it is situated. Not the one at London Wall, it looked like on the Thames somewhere.

Anyone know where it is?


MotownGal Report 15 May 2013 09:17

Oh Jo, I think you were one of many. I think Lord Longfords intention were well meaning...........

I believe the last woman to be hanged at Holloway was Ruth Ellis. How the law has changed, it would now be classified as a crime of passion, and maybe the sentence would have been a bit more lenient.

It is now a red brick building, with a tiny sign denoting it is a prison. The bus conductors used to refer to it as Holloway Ladies Rest Home!!!!!


Joeva Report 14 May 2013 23:34


When Myra Hindley was in prison I was out with a couple of friends one night which ended with a lock-in at pub in Holloway Road.

There was a bit of a discussion at the bar regarding this criminal and I made my feelings very clear at what punishment she deserved. One bloke kept asking why I had such strong opinions .............

It was shortly after that I found out that he was Lord Longford who campaigning for Hindley's release.



~Lynda~ Report 14 May 2013 20:25

Glad you saw the programme Jo, lovely to see places we know on TV, the flats look the same today as they did in the 50's :-D

MG whenever there was any bother at either the Ville or Holloway, the news travelled fast to locals. I remember when there were hangings at either Holloway or The Ville, on the hour of the hanging, everything stood still, and heads were bowed. I can still feel how it felt, I think that is why I am against capital punishment, I was too near it when it happened :-(

I think because I lived so near, I never really took any notice of the comings ad goings there, I've visited quite a few a few prisons, and when it's visiting time, you see loads of people walking the same route at visiting time, never saw that there, maybe because there's a bus stop outside, and people didn't have to walk:-D

I really enjoyed the Prisoners programme, it makes a change to see people making an effort and stop offending, and hopefully go on to make a decent life.
Usually they show those who keep offending, and keep going back again and again. Thought it quite uplifting :-D


MotownGal Report 14 May 2013 19:42

Remember when Myra Hindley was taken to Holloway. There was great uproar.

Don't know much about Pentonville though.

Had a friend whose Dad was a warder at Holloway.

Big, burly bloke.............I wouldn't argue with him!



Joeva Report 14 May 2013 18:46

Thanks Lynda, missed this posting yesterday but found the program on IPlayer today and watched it.

I lived in the flats next to Pentonville up to the age of eight. As did many of my extended family. One of my aunts lived in the block overlooking the prison wall and I can remember looking out her living room window and seeing the prisoners walking round a circle in the prison yard. This was probably the only exercise they got back then.

Years later I heard from my mum that a prisoner had escaped over the wall during the time we lived there and ran in to the block where we lived. The story goes that he was given shelter by one of the neighbours who felt sorry for him and supplied him with clothes belonging to her soldier son. So he got away.

During the film a saw a glimpse of the red brickwork of those flats and it did take my memory back there !



MotownGal Report 13 May 2013 21:13

I can remember before the 'new' prison was built. It was a grey stone place with a facade replicating Warwick Castle. A bit forboding place.

I can remember walking back from Holloway Odeon one night wiv me fella, and he walked us up to the door of the prison. He said he had walked me home, and was going!

Cheeky beggar.

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


~Lynda~ Report 13 May 2013 21:09

I also had one on the inside Susan, and more in other "establishments" elsewhere :-D I've also visited a few, not nice :-(

The thought of being in there MT fills me with horror :-0


MotownGal Report 13 May 2013 21:01

Still go past Holloway nick every morning Lynda.

Pleased I'm on the outside.................looking in!


Susan10146857 Report 13 May 2013 20:46

Ta Lynda

I have one who was in Pentonville but not as an officer :-D


~Lynda~ Report 13 May 2013 20:39

BBC1 9.0p.m The Prisoners - tonight it's Pentonville & Holloway.

Joeva, Motown Girl & other North Londoners may like this. The memories of walking past those walls:-D

I had an Uncle who was aprison officer there, and one of the prisoners bred budgies, I had two from him, I called the Andy & Flo, from Andy Capp :-D


Joeva Report 1 Mar 2013 23:45

Well done ~Lynda~, thank you very much. :-)



~Lynda~ Report 1 Mar 2013 19:22

Signed, and shared. It would be a travesty if the building isn't saved


Joeva Report 1 Mar 2013 17:47

Smithfield Market Redevelopement:

Petition to have these wonderful Victorian buildings listed, please sign.



MotownGal Report 7 Dec 2012 21:46

Sadly the advertising has been painted over now. Just plain blue I believe.

I remember there was a mens public urinal just underneath the bridge. Brown tiles on the outside I seem to remember.

Someone had written a rude word outside it, and of course, as a kid, I wanted to know what it meant. And asked.........................very loudly!!

:-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0


~Lynda~ Report 7 Dec 2012 19:36

I remember Chap at Christmas MG, can see it now, oh the memories :-D

Off to a concert at Trafalgar Square tomorrow, can't wait to see the tree there. Going to wander London for the day, St Pauls, Borough Market, Picadilly, and everything between, will sleep well tomorrow night I reckon, but with a BIG :-D on me gob

Think your right there Bob, I think it did say brakes :-D