Monday, April 28, 2014

Six of the Best 434

All Saints Margaret Street
Cyril Smith would have been a loathsome human being even if he hadn't abused children, argues Matter of Facts.

Mark Pack has an extraordinary story from Labour Wigan. The police were called to evict an independent councillor from a meeting because he was tweeting it.

"The wonderfully named Excalibur Estate in South East London was one of many prefab estates built in 1945-6 after the Second World War by German and Italian prisoners of war to help provide homes for returning servicemen and their families. These were only intended to last ten years or so but survived much longer becoming much-loved by residents and forming established communities." Now it is to be demolished, reports dianajhale.

"Peeking out above the shops and offices just to the North of Oxford Street can be found one of the great hidden marvels of English church building." Ian Visits shows us the wonderfully restored interior of All Saints Margaret Street.

Dianne Tanner photographs the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church.

Treehugger presents photographs of 10 species that have become extinct.

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