The Anonymous Widower

Gillespie Road Lives

Gillespie Road is the original name for the London Tube station, that is now called Arsenal

There is some wonderful Edwardian tiling, that shows the original name and the design wasn’t changed, when the station was renamed. 

Gillespie Road Tiling

The tiling is not original as when the station was restored, it was found to be in poor condition and had to be replaced.  The details are on the Transport for London website

This picture shows the detail of some of the new work. 

Gillespie Road Tiling

Although, we’d all have loved to see the originals preserved, I think they have done a very good job as a fallback.  It would have been so easy to just put in plain white tiles and be done with it. 

But they didn’t!

I’d love to know who made the new tiles in the style of Leslie Green, the original designer.

February 25, 2010 - Posted by | Transport |


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