06 April, 2007


This is a hugely self-indulgent, yet also dangerously ambitious, undertaking. Namely, to document my visit to every single working station on the London Underground. It'll take the best part of the year, so don't except regular updates. It'll also be far from objective, fairly presumptuous, and (hopefully) by no means earnest or exhausting. Well, not for you. For me, maybe.


Eddie said...

Hello, I'm not sure where to contact you since I don't see an email address, but I thought i'll quickly tell you that you can easily see the old 1890 Stockwell station from the Northern Line platform facing the north (either way), from this position you can see the original island platform station, and a signalbox (I think, the platform has been removed yonk ago), just thought you'd appreciate this bit of information.

Ian Jones said...

Cheers Eddie. I'll keep an eye out for that next time I'm there.

Mick said...

Hallo Ian

Oh how much I have enjoyed your self-indulgence.

I know North West London very well indeed and have travelled to or from most of the stations shown.

I grew up at Mill Hill East; was apprenticed opposite the entrance to Finchley Central; frequented teenage hang outs at Edgware and Hendon Central; gigged at the former 'Refectory' at Golders Green; went to poly and later worked at Kentish Town; and lived for a while at East Finchley.

I agree with you regarding Colindale: it was a dump even in the 1960s; Burnt Oak was dangerous if you didn't come from there; and one really needed a good reason to go to Brent!

I still travel through the area to and from work but, nonetheless, thanks for the memory.


Susan said...

Hello Ian

I came across your wonderful site by accident during a moment of nostalgia when looking for the London Borough of Barnet. From 1965-1970 I worked at the Hendon Central Library and when we had a photography competition of places within the borough I won first prize with a photo of the Archer at East Finchley Station. I would perhaps be one of the 1% that noticed it. I travelled the Northern Line in search of something interesting and different and it certainly is.