The Anonymous Widower

‘World-First’ As Bunhill 2 Launches Using Tube Heat To Warm 1,350 Homes

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on the Islington Gazette.

This is the introductory paragraph.

A new energy centre using heat from Northern Line Tube tunnels can now provide warmth and hot water to 1,350 Islington homes.

These are some of my pictures of the centre.

If you want to go and see the Bunhill 2 Centre, walk down City Road from the Angel.

March 6, 2020 - Posted by | World | , ,


  1. I hope you are feeling better Anon … completely unrelated, to this and the blog, but as a fellow Old Minch ( although I know you were there long before me during its Grammar school days) I saw this posted on the facebook … your vintage?

    David Gardner
    1 March at 11:41
    Do any oldtimers remember the aeroplane which was parked on the grass triangle between the school building and the hard tennis/netball courts? It was there in 1956 and I have often wondered what happened to it.

    Comment by PJS | March 6, 2020 | Reply

    • No recollection!

      Comment by AnonW | March 7, 2020 | Reply

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