The Anonymous Widower

When Will It Ever End?

They’re at it again digging up the pavement on Southgate Road in Hackney


  1. This time the bus-stop I regularly use is shut!
  2. There were no signs up, that this work would be going on.
  3. At least the guys seem to be doing a good job.

Over the last six months, we’ve had water, telecoms and pavement layers digging everything up. Sometimes, I feel trapped as all the bus stops are closed.

There hasn’t been as much work on the Islington side of the road, but then you can always tell when you cross the border between plebeian Hackney and posh Islington, as the pavements get worse.

I’ve only fallen over twice on the street since my stroke and both times it was in Islington.


September 15, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. Unlike London the streets of Islington were never paved with gold, however that does not stop the council digging them up regularly “just in case”

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | September 15, 2021 | Reply

  2. Islington’s pavements are very bumpy, because they rarely fix them. Most of this work has taken place on the Hackney side of the street.

    Comment by AnonW | September 15, 2021 | Reply

  3. Nice new paving stones. Near us damaged paving was replaced with cheaper tarmac.

    Comment by chilterntrev | September 15, 2021 | Reply

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