The Anonymous Widower

Will Some Word Processing Software Object To Someone Typing Battersea Power Station Station?

It is quite likely, that someone will need to type “Battersea Power Station Station” into a document.

I’ve just tried to type it into Word and it objects!

September 19, 2021 Posted by | Computing, Transport/Travel | , | 2 Comments

When Does The First Train Run To Battersea Power Station Tomorrow?

This paragraph from Wikipedia describes the opening of the Victoria Line.

The line opened from Walthamstow Central to Highbury & Islington on 1 September 1968. There was no opening ceremony; instead the normal timetable started. The first train left Walthamstow Central for Highbury & Islington at 7:32 a.m. The line proved to be popular; more than 1,000 tickets were purchased at Highbury & Islington within its first hour of opening.

When I went to the opening of Whitechapel station in August, it was very much a low-key opening that had been flagged-up on the Internet. I wrote about it in Whitechapel Station – 23rd August 2021. The only thing out of the ordinary was extra staff and cups of teas and biscuits, that could be purchased.

Surely, that is the way to do it! No fuss! No long boring political speeches and no keeping the plebs out of the way of the Great and Good!

Everybody just gets on with using the station or the line.

But I can’t find any information on what is happening tomorrow about the opening of the Northern Line Extension to Battery Power Station station.

Does this mean that there’s a big do with all the Great and Good?

As with the Victoria Line in 1968, there must be people who want to use the new extension.


September 19, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , | 9 Comments

Kennington Green Head House – 19th September 2021

I took these pictures this morning.


  1. The actual head house is the lighter modern building in the corner of Kennington Green.
  2. The external works appear to be almost complete.

This certainly looks to be a more stylish building than some I’ve seen.

September 19, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | Leave a comment

Kennington Park Head House – 19th September 2021

I took these pictures this morning.


  1. It looks like a garden is being created, where major works were done.
  2. The head house appears to be at the other end of the site away from the digger.

The head house doesn’t appear to have been completed yet.

September 19, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | Leave a comment

Is Kennington Station Ready For The Extension?

As I passed through Kennington station, this morning, I took these pictures.


  • Trains turning at Kennington in the loop are signed as not in service.
  • Some of the signage has been updated.
  • It does appear that there is some need for some decorators.

But the biggest problem is that if you need to change direction , at the station, it’s up one steep staircase and down another. The step-free route would mean changing at London Bridge or Waterloo, as these stations have the platforms between the tracks.

September 19, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , | 3 Comments